The Suffolk Waste Partnership (SWP) has launched a campaign to encourage people to reduce the amount of food they throw away.
FACT - The average family throws away £700 worth of food each year that could have been eaten or composted.
FACT - Food waste costs the Suffolk taxpayer £4 million a year.
FACT - 20% of all the food we buy gets thrown away (50% of this hasn't even been touched and remains whole or unopened).
You can reduce the amount of food you throw away by following these simple steps:
Some food waste is unavoidable such as fruit and veg peelings, but these can be composted at home using a compost bin - www.getcomposting.com.
Visit http://www.greensuffolk.org/recycling/make-food-waste-history/ for more information on the Making Food Waste History campaign.