£1 billion of food wasted every year
The average Scottish family throws away food worth around £40 every month - that's one of the stark messages from the Scottish Government's new campaign to encourage Scots to reduce food waste, and recycle the food waste that can't be avoided.
As a nation, one fifth of the food we buy is binned - yet much of this waste can be avoided. Not only does throwing away food take a toll on the wallet, but it's also bad news for the environment, due to the harmful greenhouse gases that are created when food is sent to landfill.
Find out more http://www.greenerscotland.org/eating-greener/food-waste