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Minimise Xmas waste and save

Christmas can be the most expensive time of year, so the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has pointed out the savings individuals can make through waste minimisation.

WRAP has reminded shoppers of the Prudentials Soggy Lettuce Report that showed the average person throws away £424 of food every year.

WRAP head of innovation Richard Swannell said: £424 for every adult in the UK is a massive figure. Imagine how much easier Christmas would be this year if that money had ended up in our pockets instead of our bins.

The report, released in April, revealed that over half of the people in the UK throw away lettuce, bags of salad, loaves of bread and fruit every week simply because they didnt have the chance to eat them before they went off.

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