Food Waste Action Week

Yesterday marked the start of Food Waste Action Week (18-24 March). It’s an annual initiative bringing together businesses, government, organisations etc. to support people in developing the tools they need to cut food waste in their homes.

Over 4 million tonnes of edible food is thrown away each year by UK households, 25% of it because people prepare, cook or serve too much. The cost to UK households is estimated to be around £4.9 billion each year.

This year we’ve teamed up with local friends/partners and they’ve committed to lend us a hand and, at the same time, raise awareness of food waste.

Most of us have ‘miss buys’ in our kitchen cupboards – food we’ve bought but will probably never use – and once it’s passed its use by date, it’s no good to anyone and more often than not it ends up as food waste.

West Exe School, Green Resource Engineering Ltd., Amazon Logistics, Progressive (roofing & cladding contractor), David Lloyd Exeter, Devon Contract Waste, Devon Contract Waste Polymers and Coastal Recycling are all going to be asking their pupils, employees etc. to spring clean their cupboards to see what food they can spare, and already food is rolling in. We’re so very grateful for their support.

We can accept any food that hasn’t passed its use by date and, if lots of people donate just one tin or pack each, it’ll make a huge difference.

Thank you!

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