// Tesco to help shoppers cut food waste
// The new project is in partnership with environmental charity Hubbub
Tesco has reportedly asked its shoppers to weigh their food bins in an effort to help cut food waste.
The Big 4 grocer is leading a six-week project in partnership with environmental charity Hubbub to help families receive advice on meal planning and food storage along with recipe tips for using up leftovers, The Guardian reported.
Tesco shoppers have been asked to look though their bins in order to weigh and record their daily food waste.
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The partnership with Hubbub is part of a trial that aims to reduce the 6.6 million-tonne of food thrown away by UK households each year.
The results from 55 households will be used by Tesco and Hubbub to help cut food waste.
A recent Tesco poll consisting of 2000 adults found that 67 per cent felt differently about food after the Covid-19 lockdown.
Around 29 per cent said the pandemic had made them value food more.
Lockdown has created new challenges and in July, the government’s waste advisory body, Wrap, said self-reported food waste was up by 30 per cent.
Meanwhile, Tesco found that 35 per cent of people said they reduced their food waste during lockdown and 75 per cent said they had kept this up since restrictions were lifted.
Around 61 per cent were cooking with leftovers every week, while 32 per cent were planning meals.
Furthermore, only three per cent of those who cut food waste during lockdown said they did not plan to continue these new habits post-pandemic.