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Over a Million Slices of Bread are Binned Every Hour

The campaign group is urging consumers to freeze bread, then toast it from frozen rather than throwing it away. They also want more people to eat it as a snack during the day.

In 2015, the UK binned £13 billion worth of edible food, had this not happened, it would have had the same environmental impact as taking 1 in 4 cars off of the road.

Wrap, a Government food waste advisory board have done research in this area, they polled 18-34-year-olds and found that 69% admitted to throwing bread away every week.

 

 

 

 

 

Bread is part of most peoples daily diets, whether you are eating a gluten-free or wheat-free alternative, it’s likely you’re having toast or sandwiches at some point in your week.

The survey conducted by Wrap proves this as it found most 18-34 year olds eat the stuff 4 days a week, but 26% don’t freeze it leading to 69% throwing it in the bin.

If you’re not sure how to use up your stale bread, here are some tips:

  • Blitz it and turn it into breadcrumbs, these can then be frozen and added to different dishes and used from frozen. Tip: top your mac and cheese with it for an extra crunch.
  • Pop it in the freezer and toast straight from frozen, if you don’t want toast, then place it in the toaster in a lower heat and it’ll defrost the bread for you.
  • Make bread and butter pudding.

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