Yum! Slurp! We're reheating our cold tea to save cash!
Tired of being skint all the time? Stop throwing away your cold tea then. That’s the advice of Wrap, the government-funded waste watchdog, who reckon that reheating the 3.5 billion cold cups of char that get hurled down the drain each year could save the nation a ginormous £110 million.
Wrap have given us all a rap on the wrists with their metaphorical metal ruler following the release of their latest statistics highlighting the amount of waste grub and glug that we needlessly chuck away.
By adding discarded drinks to their criteria for wasted nosh, Wrap have concluded that in 2007, £12 billion worth of food and drink was pointlessly ditched. That’s £480 per household, and 15% of the average annual food bill. Staggering, almost enough to make you spit your tea out in disgust.
Bitterwallet says - don’t even go to the lengths of swallowing your tea. Swill it around in your mouth and then spit it back into the cup. Then, simply reheat it once it has gone cold. A cup of tea should last you about a month and you’ll save oodles of cash.