Notts folk urged to use their loafs and cut down bread wastage

Residents of Eastwood and Kimberley being asked to reconsider binning a household favourite and help to reduce the 20 million slices of bread thrown away every day in the UK.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:20 am

The average person in the UK throws out more than half of a loaf of bread every month because it’s not used in time, meaning one million slices of bread go in the bin every hour in Britain.

But Veolia, Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste and recycling contractors, says all is not lost for the humble loaf all as toast can be more than just a buttery breakfast choice.

For example, Veolia says bread can be kept for longer by putting it in the freezer and be used straight from frozen, while crusts and stale slices can be made into bread and butter pudding.

A million slices of bread go in the bin every hour in the UK

Lea Hawkes, Veolia general manager, said: "During lockdown many turned to baking, we’re encouraging Notts residents to continue this trend by reducing their food waste and loving their leftovers.”

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