April 12, 2024


Waste not, want not. In Ireland, over one million tonnes of food is wasted annually. This represents a carbon footprint of as high as 3.6 Mt CO2eq (carbon equivalent). On a worldwide scale, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year. This isn’t just a huge waste of food and money, it adds to the amount of CO2 and methane being created in landfills. So an easy way to be eco-friendly in the kitchen is to freeze leftover portions and eat food that is due to go out of date first.