Love Food? Hate Waste! Free Taunton Green Routine training
By NickCaterSWP | Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 15:30
Saturday 19 January, Taunton, booking essential
Save food and money: free course includes storage and use-by dates
A FREE half-day course is on offer to cut food waste and help save the £50 of food a month that the average household with children discards.
Booking is essential for this free course in Taunton this Saturday, 19 January, for local people and community groups willing to take an active role in spreading the word about reducing food waste.
Love Food Hate Waste is a national initiative offering practical food-saving tips, from planning and use-by dates to portioning, storage and tasty leftover recipes.
UK households waste £12 billion of good food and drink a year, costing the average family with children £680 a year.
Most of this waste could be avoided if we had eaten the food in time, knew how much to prepare, or what to do with leftovers.
Somerset households produce 35,000 tonnes of food waste a year. Much of this food could have been eaten and only about half is put in kerbside food waste containers for recycling.
The rest goes in the refuse bin and off to landfill at a cost of £85 a tonne to decay and produce damaging pollution.
This free half-day course aims to help families and communities save food and money while still eating well.
The course is part of the Green Routine 2013 waste prevention campaign backed by Somerset Waste Partnership.
Full details and booking: