This week’s episode is all about how we can cook more sustainably.  According to the EPA, households were the biggest producers of food waste, accounting for 29% of the total in 2021 with 221,000 tonnes of food going to waste per year. The same study also found that Food waste costs the average Irish household about €60 per month or €700 per year. That’s an annual national cost of €1.29 billion for Irish households. 

However, this massive statistic can be reduced. According to, 60% of the food that goes to landfill is avoidable food waste such as plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg and passed its date perishables. 

To find out more about how we can reduce food waste and cook more sustainably, Aislinn caught up with Limerick chef Eoin Sheehan.