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Top tips for over buying

Reducing your food waste starts at the very beginning when doing a food shop, preparation is key to reducing the amount of food you buy so nothing is wasted and even could save you money.

Take a fridge ‘shelfie’

Before you head out to the shops you can take a quick picture of the contents of your fridge. That way when you’re strolling around the supermarket you can quickly check what you do and don’t already have in the fridge.

Plan your meals

Meal planning is one of the most effective ways you can save on your food bills. Start by checking your fridge, freezer and store cupboard and ask yourself what you really need. Then, before you go shopping, think carefully about what you're going to need for the week and write a list. That way you won't shop for things you already have.

Pick up loose items rather than pre-packed

Pre-packaged items can seem very convenient and easier but a lot of the time you only need to use a fraction of the packet before the contents starts to perish. Only buying loose items means you only buy what you need resulting in less food being wasted!

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