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Events held across the region to highlight food waste

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Credit: Simon Bell

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.

Bestwood County Park Credit: ITV News Central