Sunday 20 April 2014

There's food for thought in festive fridge

Opening the fridge and seeing mounds of festive food destined for the bin?

Think again, say the British government's waste task force, which is putting out a list of recipes that can save turkey, mince pies and other festive food from landfill (and save shoppers money).

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) is offering tips that will turn Christmas pudding into strudel, and Brussels sprouts into bubble and squeak, amongst other things.

WRAP's main aim is preventing the climate change emissions from food waste entering landfill, but also says that households can make perfectly tasty meals from the remnants of the traditional blow-out dinner.

Every Christmas British shoppers buy an estimated 10 million turkeys, 25 million Christmas puddings, 370 million mince pies and 35 million bottles of wine.

However, food waste rises by 80pc over Christmas and the New Year, when an estimated 230,000 tonnes of food are binned. (© Independent News Service)

Irish Independent

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