Pershore businesses make Love Food Hate Waste campaign a
Worcestershire County Council's Waste Prevention Team is
thanking shops, businesses, community organisations and residents
in Pershore for their support in spreading the Love Food Hate Waste
Businesses across the town have offered their
backing to the campaign which offers advice and practical ideas to
help local people reduce the amount of food waste that they create
and save themselves some money.
The Waste Prevention Team, along with students
from the University of Worcester, have enlisted the help of around
ninety shops and businesses, who are offering unique ways of
supporting the campaign through putting up posters and window
displays and hosting Love Food Hate Waste events.
Councillor Anthony Blagg, Cabinet
Member with responsibility for the Environment and Waste
said: “We are thrilled with the success of the Love Food
Hate Waste Campaign and all of the engagement activities that have
been carried out over the past couple of months with local
businesses and residents of Pershore."
Viktoria Salisbury, Senior Waste
Prevention Officer said: ""Reducing food waste is a major
issue. We throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink each year
in the UK, most of this is perfectly edible food that could have
been eaten if it had been better managed - it’s not just peelings
"It's not only about good food going to waste
either; wasting food costs the average family with children around
£680 a year, or £50 a month".
"I am really pleased with the support of the local community in
Pershore. Hopefully we have given residents a few handy tips to
help reduce the amount of food waste they produce, which they can
share with friends, family and work colleagues".
There is still time to get involved in the
campaign which runs until the end of April. Any businesses or
community groups that would like to be involved are invited to
contact the Waste Prevention Team on 01905 766883 or via http://www.letswasteless.com/
For more information about the Pershore
campaign can be found by visiting http://www.letswasteless.com/
For more information and recipe ideas to help
you reduce food waste, log on to http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/
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