Hundreds of pounds could be saved on your household budget if you stopped binning foodstuffs.
The Scottish Government has launched a new Natural Scotland campaign to encourage people to shop smarter to avoid creating food waste. There is also a knock-on impact on the environment.
When nipping to the store, make a shopping list, buy fresh produce little and often, and check use-by dates on packaging.
Use up leftovers or freeze food, particularly fresh items before they go off. In addition, think about recycling food waste or composting.
For more details go to www.greenerscotland.org