In an average game, stats maestros Opta will record over 2,000 events!
In this challenge, you need to record a handful of events: count your food waste for five days.
What difference does it make?
A third of the food we have at home goes to the bin. Food waste is a huge problem - solving it starts by measuring.
What do you need?
- A notebook or a piece of paper
- A pen
- Food scales
Step by step
Get your weighing scales out in the kitchen and put a bowl on them. Get yourself a notebook and make a table with five rows in (one for each day) and two columns.
Each time you are about to throw some food waste away, don't! Instead, put it into the bowl. At the end of the day, measure the weight of the food that has been chucked.
Keep track of this each day for five days. Then let us know, and we'll tell you where you are compared to the UK average.
It doesn't matter. You can do it another day. But it's good to get five days of information in total.
There is a great organisation called WRAP which runs programmes to help us waste less food. Check out Love Food Hate Waste.
Good question. We reckon you should only measure food which you might have eaten - e.g. something you are throwing out because it went off, or because you cooked more than you needed. So don't count eggshells or bones! :)