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Food waste

Throwing out food costs our pockets, wastes resources and is a massive contributor to the greenhouse gases that cause climate change.

Avoiding food waste is easily done with a few tips and tricks and any waste that's leftover can be composted into a new resource.


worth of food is wasted by UK households each year.


of the waste in Highland household refuse bins is food waste that could have been eaten or composted.


of the world's carbon emissions come from food that is lost or wasted

Take the Zero Waste Food Challenge

Save money and cut waste with this handy new resource.

Developed in consultation with local communities, this resource helps households reduce food and packaging waste by working through each step of the food waste journey.</p

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Resources and learning

Love food, Hate waste

Find handy tips and tricks for reducing food waste at home.

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Highland Community Composting Toolkit

If you are looking to implement a composting scheme in your community, this handy guide will help you get started.

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Already running a community food composting scheme? We'd love to hear from you, to help share your experience with the wider Highland community. Please get in touch.

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