In fact, the average UK fridge temperature is set at a way too hot 7°C. This is terrible news for milk and other food items kept in the fridge, which can perish quickly when not stored at the right temperature.
Did you know the equivalent of 3.1 million glasses of milk are poured down our kitchen sinks every day in the UK? And that a family of four wastes £70 every month by chucking food away? What’s more, the average UK household could make seven extra meals every week if it said goodbye to unnecessary food waste.
Unite in the food waste fight! The good news is that putting a stop to this is easy. Set your fridge to the right temperature so that your milk and other food items can last three days longer. Use our simple tool to find out how.
1/3 of the food that is produced in the world goes to waste. This comes at a high price to:
Wildlife. A land area the equivalent size of Wales would need to be cleared to produce the food that is wasted in the UK. Globally this means deforestation and the destruction of whole ecosystems, as animal habitats are destroyed.
People. If food waste were a country, it would be the third most polluting country on the planet. Changing weather patterns caused by climate change threaten food security and force people to flee their homes.
Our planet. The carbon associated with the food we waste at home is equivalent to taking one in four cars off our roads in the UK.
70% of the food that is wasted in the UK is done so at home. What’s more, reducing the food that ends up in the bin means less packaging too.
If we all make a few small changes (like Chilling the Fridge Out!) together we can make a BIG difference.