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Learn how to reduce food waste

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With the rising cost of living and climate change concerns, we have partnered with Too Good To Go to spread awareness about food waste and how you can reduce it.

Globally more than one third of all food produced is wasted, this accounts for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. In the UK alone, we bin 20 million slices of bread each day…that’s almost 3,000 times the height of the Arndale Tower. We also throw away 3.1 million glasses of milk every single day, which means that every nine days, we waste enough to fill the Manchester Ship Canal.

On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September, the team from Too Good To Go will be at the centre where you will be able to speak to food waste experts for tips on reducing food waste in your homes and businesses. Whether it’s how to refresh stale bread, ways to keep individual fruits and vegetables fresh, or making your favourite cheese last longer, the team will be on hand to offer advice on how to make simple changes that will have a big impact.

Find Too Good To Go in Exchange Court on the lower mall and snap an unusual selfie next to their giant food sculptures and grab a free Too Good To Go tote bag with every Magic Bag purchased at the Arndale during the event (while stocks last). Don’t forget to tag us in your photos!

  • 16-17 September
  • Exchange Court, lower mall
  • 11am – 7pm

Too Good To Go app

Food isn’t just wasted in the home. Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and manufacturers – just because it hasn’t sold in time. The Too Good To Go app lets you buy and collect ‘Magic Bags’ of this food – at a great price – so it gets eaten instead of wasted. You won’t know exactly what’s in your order until you pick it up – and that’s all part of the surprise.

18 of our food & drink stores are part of the Too Good To Go scheme, helping the Arndale and our visitors save over 4 tonnes of food so far.

Click here to see a full list of the Arndale retailer involved.