Two members of Sustainable Crediton's Waste Action group
have been inspired by this Community Action Group (CAG) Devon
project event on reducing food waste and attended an event
to become "Food champions".
UK households waste around £12.5 billion worth of good food and
drink each year, costing the average family with children around
£720 a year, or up to £60 per month. Most of this waste could have
been avoided if only we'd managed it better; for example making
sure we eat it in time, knowing just how much food to
prepare, and knowing what to do with our leftovers.
Wasting food and drink is not just a waste of money it is an
unnecessary waste of energy and natural resources which went into
the production, storage, preparation, packaging and transport of
that food. If we could stop throwing good food away, we could save
the equivalent carbon emissions of taking 1 in 4 cars off the
Carolyn said " We were given lots of tips on better meal
planning, savvy storage, perfect portions, using our leftovers
effectively and recycling".
Fired up with enthusiasm the Waste Action Group have already
started planning for a FREE LUNCH EVENT, where local retailers and
the general public will be encouraged to donate 'Use by Date'
fruit and veg in order to create delicious smoothies, soups
and puddings. There will be a CAG Devon display, family friendly
games and activities and free recipe books with helpful tips on how
you can reduce your own food waste.
As soon as we have a date arranged we will be publicising the
event and asking for volunteers to help us. Watch this space!
See more information on the Love food
Hate Waste website with ideas to save money and inspiring