Buy, Keep, Eat, Repeat

Over a ¼ of waste in the general rubbish bin at home is food. Keeping food out of the bin is not only better for the planet but it’s better for your pocket too.

How you can help. Use up your leftovers, freeze what you don’t use, and plan before you buy. Your wallet will be healthier too! Follow these ‘Buy, Keep, Eat, Repeat’ tips, to help you plan meals, store your food right, use up leftovers and recycle food in your food caddy or bin!

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Love Food Hate Waste

Save the planet, save your food. The average family of four can save just over £60 per month by reducing their food waste. From shop to home – we can all make a difference.

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Handy tips

Food storage A-Z

Check you’re storing food correctly. So it stays fresher and lasts for longer.

Batch cooking

Batch cook to get the most out of your food and save time later, using fresh food first.

Use up your leftovers

Take a look at the BBC Good Food website for lots of ways to use up your leftovers.

Recycle or compost the food you can’t save

Use your food caddy or green bin at home for any food waste you may have. Find out more about what happens to your food and garden waste.

Too Good To Go

Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and manufacturers – just because it hasn’t sold in time. The Too Good To Go app lets you buy and collect this food – at a great price – so it gets eaten instead of wasted.


OLIO is a free sharing app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. OLIO can also be used for non-food household items too.

Open Kitchen MCR

Open Kitchen MCR has created a range of tasty, simple, healthy recipe videos. The recipes use a slow cooker to ensure low energy costs as well as low ingredient costs, and all recipes can be adapted easily to incorporate any fresh, tinned or frozen vegetables, to help to reduce food waste at home.


Help for businesses

Action on Food Waste

WRAP is inviting businesses to participate in whole chain food waste reduction plans (WCPs), working together across the supply chain to take joint actions that reduce farm to fork food waste.

Guardians of Grub

Wasted food eating into your profits? Help your business, the environment and the community by using the Guardians of Grub Cost Saving Calculator and find out how much money you could save. let’s take a stand against wasted food.

Good Food Greater Manchester

Good Food GM  brings organisations together to help our city-region strategically improve our food system. Together, we’re tackling issues including procurement, food poverty, waste and environmental impacts.

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