Sussex's super recyclers

Edition: July 2023

When it comes to recycling, we have an outstanding track record. Horsham District currently achieves a recycling rate of over 53%, the highest in Sussex, and in the top 50 across the whole of the UK.

A graphic of food waste

Food waste from UK homes produces roughly 25million tonnes of CO2 every year.

Around 4.5million tonnes of edible food is thrown away each year by UK households. 25% of this wasted food is due to cooking, preparing or serving too much - this costs UK households £3.5billion each year.

How much of your rubbish is food waste?

41.5% of the rubbish in an average Horsham District bin is made up of food waste. Much of this food waste can be easily avoided.

Five ways to reduce your food waste

  1. Shop smart. Plan your meals and stick to your list
  2. Batch cook and freeze the rest
  3. Think before you throw. Could your leftovers make a tasty lunch?
  4. Compost any peelings and eggshells
  5. Check your fridge temperature to keep food fresher longer

Get more ideas on the Love Food Hate Waste website

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