Rather than throw food away , there are a number of alternatives which can be used to reduce waste:
Transform leftovers to make other meals – some great ideas can be found at “Leftovers Recipes” (BBC Good Food, 2013). It seems obvious but freezing anything you’re not going to use as soon as possible will prevent it from spoiling.
Donate it – if you aren’t planning on using it, take it to a food bank where you can guarantee it will be used. Failing this, see if any of your neighbours will have any use for it.
Put it online – Olio is an app which can be used to rehouse unwanted food items (and other goods). Simply add a listing for the item and wait for someone to message you to organise pick-up.
Look at “Love Food Hate Waste” (Lovefoodhatewaste.com, 2019) for more information and also “How to Get the Most out of Food, to Reduce Waste?” (OneSharedEarth, 2019) for tips on how to reduce waste.