Food waste around the world is huge and costly.

You may remember our UK food waste article a few weeks ago where we saw that, on average, UK households are wasting around £470 a year.

That’s a lot of food – and money.

Well, now that we know the facts – what can we do about it?

Good question.

It’s incredibly easy to criticise our rising food waste around the world. The true task at hand is this: what can we do about it?

Well – one simple way to reduce food waste is simply to re-purpose / reuse / recycle our food.

Reducing food waste (and saving money!) is often seen as a difficult task that we all struggle with at home. Not only do we often overcook meals; we hardly think about extending their shelf life by reusing them (for lunches throughout the next day, for example).

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

And the reality is: we can get more out of our meals than we think.

Thanks to this amazing guide from Cooksmarts, you can develop handy waste-reducing tricks to help your food – and your wallet – go further.