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The food waste debate has been a long time coming. With almost 15 million tonnes of edible food discarded from our homes every year, the team at AO.com have come up with a guide to help you preserve your leftovers so they don’t go to waste!

Around the country, food waste is costing households up to £700 a year… Have you ever considered what you could alternatively spend that money on?

A simple shift in the way you think about your food can be all it takes to save you pennies; from mushrooms to mashed potato, you can actually freeze most of the excess food you don’t eat and you would otherwise throw away, to use in another meal.

The helpful infographic includes some helpful tips on what can be stored in your freezer and for how long. For example,

  • Soups are OK to freeze for 2-3 months
  • Raw chicken can be frozen for 9-12 months
  • Grated cheese can be frozen for up to 3 months and used straight from frozen

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