Minimising
waste in
Hampshire
homes

In the kitchen

A quarter of the average household bin is food that could have been eaten. Don’t throw away your hard-earned cash!

 
 

Food waste

Why does it matter?

Watch this short animation to find out why

5 tips to save food and money, one step at a time

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Plan some savings

Buy only what you need and save money by planning what your meals will be a few days at a time.

Get some tips on planning your meals

Get creative with healthy cupboard savings

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Sort your storage

How and where you store your food can make it last much longer.

Making sure your fridge is at the right temperature is a great first step - it should be less than 5°C.

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Know your dates

'Use by' is the only date that relates to food safety. You should eat or freeze the food before this date.

Other dates refer to food quality or are for shop staff.

Learn more about what the date labels mean

portion control

Perfect your portions

Get the hang of portion sizes: only cook what you need and make your everyday staples like pasta and rice go further.

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Get creative

Use your leftovers in a tasty new recipe.

Egg shells, fruit peels and coffee grounds can’t be eaten, but they make great compost.

Find out how to reduce your food and plastics waste

Learn more here
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Play Top Chomps!

Every time we throw away food, the resources used to grow it go to waste too. Play our game of Top Chomps to learn more.

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Love your leftovers

Here are 25 further ways to use up leftover ingredients with online recipes

Find out more

banana pudding

Breezy banana bread and butter pudding

plate icon Serves: 2 people
prep icon Preparation time: 10 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 15 minutes

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bombay potatoes

Brilliant Bombay potatoes

plate icon Serves: 2 people
prep icon Preparation time: 5 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 10 minutes

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ham soup

Speedy creamy ham and potato soup

plate icon Serves: 2 people
prep icon Preparation time: 5 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 15 minutes

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omellete

Onion, potato and pepper omelette

plate icon Serves: 2 people
prep icon Preparation time: 5 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 2 minutes

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risotto

Zesty veg cake

plate icon Serves: 15 people
prep icon Preparation time: 40 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 30 minutes

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risotto

Summer veg risotto

plate icon Serves: 2 people
prep icon Preparation time: 10 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 20 minutes

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pizza recipe

Tasty tortilla pizza

plate icon Serves: 2 people
prep icon Preparation time: 10 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 15 minutes

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tomato and pasta

Totally versatile tomato sauce

plate icon Serves: 2 people
prep icon Preparation time: 10 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 15 minutes

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potato hash

Leftover roast hash

plate icon Serves: 2 people
prep icon Preparation time: 10 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 10 minutes

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cheese sauce

Easy cheesy white sauce

plate icon Serves: 4 people
prep icon Preparation time: 5 minutes
oven icon Cooking time: 10 minutes

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