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It's estimated that every year households in the UK throw away more than seven million tonnes of food and drink – a cost of £680 per family.
Today, two community events were held in Nottinghamshire and Birmingham, aimed at highlighting just how much food is thrown away.
Events have been held across the Midlands to highlight the amount of food being wasted by families in the UK.
Big Lunch 2013 – an event organised by the Eden Project, aims to cook 1,000 meals with the annual money wasted per household – £680.
Alice Stechly from Nottinghamshire County Council's waste team, has told ITV News Central what families can do to cut food waste – and ultimately save money.
Events have been held in Bestwood County Park, Nottinghamshire, and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston.
Events have taken place across the region today to highlight the amount of food waste generated by families across the UK.
It's estimated that each household wastes around £680 worth of food annually.
A Big Lunch 2013 was held at Bestwood Country Park in Nottinghamshire, and another at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
The events have been organised by the Eden Project.