We get sent a lot of info graphics which we hardly ever publish. We are making an exception with this one because we all found it interesting and positive. It shows just how much progress is being made on carbon efficiency and it also highlights some very simple ways we help reduce our energy usage. Normally you would not think of reducing your food waste as a way to lower your carbon footprint. But all the energy needed to grow, transport and dispose of the food means wasting it is needlessly pumping huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. So if you want to create less food wastage learn how to use those leftovers.
There is an organisation called Love Food Hate Waste which has pulled together some information for you – how to understand portion size so you don’t buy and cook too much, education on best before dates and what they actually mean and how best to store food so it lasts as long as possible. BBC Goodfood has a nice list of leftovers recipes.