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.