We should make more use of our freezers by making meals out of food that is already there, the Waste & Resources Action Programme has advised.
Results from a new survey assessing freezer usage has found that we all keep £860 million of food in our freezers and a third of us find long-forgotten food in the freezer Unidentified Frozen Objects. Apparently, this is due to peoples doubts about freezing a wider variety of foods, and a belief that freezing is only for long-term storage. These myths mean that food that could have been frozen, is thrown away.
Additionally, freezing our Christmas dinner leftovers would help avoid contributing to the food waste problem. Love Food Hate Waste Campaign public relations manager Julia Falcon said: Our new findings show that most of us would never freeze traditional Christmas foods if weve over-catered, even though freezing means we can choose to eat them later. So Love Food Hate Waste is giving myth-busting advice on what we can freeze and its practically everything.
WRAP has teamed up with television personality Sue Perkins to call on householders to join in the Freezer Expedition, to seek out frozen foods and make way for the Christmas dinner.