Have you changed the way you buy, store or cook food during the Coronavirus pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live, including the way we shop, what we buy, how we store food and plan our meals. We want to find out whether people in South Gloucestershire have changed their food habits during this time, and if there are any positive changes they might stick to in the future.

In 2019/20 we collected 9,256 tonnes of food waste, which is equivalent to around 86kg per household. We also know that 26% of waste in the average black bin is food waste. If the food waste found in the black bins was recycled in the food bin or better still, prevented in the first place, it would save the council about £783k per year.
Wasted food has a significant environmental impact and is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions. In 2019 South Gloucestershire Council declared a climate emergency and has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030. All of us making positive changes to prevent food waste at home will help reduce our individual carbon footprint and help reach that target.
We have an opportunity to learn from each other and share ideas. We plan to promote the results and use them to promote food waste reduction ideas to our residents. Thank you for taking part in this survey.
 
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