Waste Group at the Crediton Food Festival

10 July 2018

The Waste Group worked in co-operation with the 'Love Food, Hate Waste' (LFHW) project run by Resource Futures. This featured a cookery demonstration using household surplus food that we may all have at home, transforming it into a delicious meal. Watched by an audience of around 50, Ruth Beckley from Ruth's Real Foods led the demonstration, making a scrummy Panzanella salad using surplus bread. She was assisted by Tracey from the LFHW making healthy smoothies using surplus supermarket & shop fruit.

At the Sustainable Crediton stall the smoothie bike borrowed from Devon County Council went down a storm, proving to be very popular with young & old alike, creating unique drinks to their own fruit preferences & taste, using surplus supermarket & shop fruit.

We would like to thank Four Seasons, The Green Shop, Co-op, Morrisons & Tesco for kindly donating their surplus fruit.

Also on the stall, members of the group were kept busy with a constant stream of plastic waste, that was cleaned prior to transporting it to a plastic recycling collection. In addition we were able to act as a collection point for compostable plates, cups & cutlery, as well as fruit peelings & skins.

Glorious sunshine and a good turnout made for a great day!