Gregg Wallace is determined to help Brits with their bank balance and stop environmental damage by teaming up with activists Love Food Hate Waste
MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace is urging the nation to drastically reduce food waste, saying it would be good for bank balances and the environment.
To get his point across, he unveiled a 10ft high globe featuring the country made up of 363lbs of discarded food – the amount the average UK household throws away each year.
Despite the rising cost of living, 14 billion pounds of food is wasted unnecessarily in the UK every year. For a family of four, that’s 60 euros a month.
TV star Gregg, 57, has teamed up with charity Love Food Hate Waste to raise awareness of the problem and offer advice on how to solve it.
He said: “Write a list of everything you’re going to cook and eat this week…
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“Just buy what you need for those meals. This will have a big impact on your wallet.
“Have the family sit down and agree on what your meals will be for the coming week.
“Once everyone agrees, take your kids and let them choose a vegetable they want [help] you prepare
“Not only will this teach them how to cook, but it will also help them participate in decision-making.”
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Gregg also urged people to always use leftovers, with soup and curry being good meals.
He added that leftover veggies can be frozen and then mixed with a can of tomatoes for pasta sauce.
The former greengrocer suggested avoiding special offers like three-for-two.
He added: “If you weren’t planning to buy it, it’s no bargain. Take a “shelfie” of your cupboards and check your freezer before you hit the stores so you know what you really need.”
We waste 6.6 million tons of food every year. It is responsible for millions of tons of CO2 emissions as greenhouse gases are produced during the production of food.
Ahead of Food Waste Action Week, which begins today, Gregg said: “I had no idea the impact food waste was having on the environment. I was really shocked by the statistics on this and the extent to which it was thrown away.”
- Food Waste Action Week runs from today (excluding Monday March 7th) through March 13th. Visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for more information
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/masterchefs-gregg-wallace-mission-stop-26399573 MasterChef's Gregg Wallace on a mission to stop Brits wasting 60 pounds a month on food