Din­nae waste a morsel this Burns Night

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

As plan­ning gets un­der way for Scot­land’s an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of the Bard, Zero Waste Scot­land is en­cour­ag­ing Scots to make the most of the food they buy and avoid wast­ing their Burns Night fare.

With sim­ple plan­ning – such as mak­ing a shop­ping list and buy­ing for the num­ber of guests you are ex­pect­ing – Scots can avoid wast­ing money and good food. If the “best laid schemes o’mice an’ men” on food plan­ning still fall short, there are plenty of ways to save that de­li­cious Scottish scran from waste and make sure not a morsel of your hag­gis sup­per goes in the bin.

Zero Waste Scot­land’s Love Food Hate Waste cam­paign man­ager, Ylva Haglund, said: ‘Burns Night is a cel­e­bra­tion that so many of us love to en­joy and share with fam­ily and friends, and it’s such a shame to see fan­tas­tic Scottish food go to waste. Many peo­ple are sur­prised to hear that once the tra­di­tional sup­per is done there are lots of re­ally easy, tasty dishes you can cre­ate from left­over hag­gis – and save money by mak­ing full use of the food you’ve bought and avoid­ing an­other shop.’

James Macsween, manag­ing di­rec­tor of award-win­ning Scottish hag­gis pro­duc­ers Macsween, said: ‘If your Chief­tain hag­gis has proven to be too big a por­tion this year, Zero Waste Scot­land's Love Food Hate Waste has some great recipes to en­sure that noth­ing goes to waste. And from hag­gis na­chos to lasagne, there's plenty of in­spi­ra­tion to help you en­joy Scot­land's na­tional dish all year round.’

Zero Waste Scot­land es­ti­mates that ev­ery house­hold in Scot­land could save around £460 a year sim­ply by wast­ing less food.

De­spite that, Scots throw away the equiv­a­lent of 800 mil­lion meals ev­ery year – enough to feed ev­ery­one in Scot­land three times a day for 50 days.

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