A waste authority has offered people the chance to save up to £32 on their weekly food bill.

The North London Waste Authority is urging people to take part in its ‘waste less food, save more money’ challenge.

The authority believes it can save households up to £32 per week with its ‘waste less food, save more money’ challenge.

According to the authority, UK households throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food each year, which is £60 of good food that is bought but not eaten by the average family every month.

The online challenge provides residents with all the tips, tools and advice they need to help them reduce their food waste and save money – up to £32 a week1.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington or Waltham Forest is eligible to take part in the challenge.

All residents need to do to take part is sign up at wiseuptowaste.org.uk/challenge and follow these simple steps.

  1. Record the amount of all food bought and thrown away for one week using the food waste diary provided.
  2. NLWA will send a free food rescue kit through the post containing handy advice and tools.
  3. Using the tools and information provided, record the amount of all the food thrown away and the cost of all food bought for a second week, and see the difference.