We throw away £700 of food each year – here are six ways to avoid waste in your kitchen

British families needlessly throw away £700 worth of food every year, new research has revealed. Over a third of households don’t reuse leftovers and admit to dumping perfectly edible food. Each year 7 million tonnes are thrown away with over half of it being chucked due to overbuying, confusion over expiry dates and cooking more than needed. The figures come from a survey of more than 5,000 people commisioned by supermarket Sainsbury . Now the chain is set to give away one million thermometres to ensure fridges are set at…

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