How to cut food waste and save money

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.

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Big Lunch highlights food waste

Events have taken place across the Midlands today to highlight the amount of food being wasted by families. Big Lunch events were held in Birmingham and Bestwood, Nottinghamshire.