How you can avoid food waste in Leicestershire

The campaign aims to highlight easy, everyday actions to avoid food wastage and halt its contribution towards climate change

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 11:57 am
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 11:58 am

The rallying call is going out as Leicestershire County Council links up with WRAP, the UK’s top sustainability charity, to promote its first Food Waste Action Week.

Food Waste Action Week is running until Sunday March 7.

The mini-campaign aims to highlight easy, everyday actions to avoid food wastage and halt its contribution towards climate change.

Food Waste Action Week is running until Sunday March 7. It aims to highlight easy, everyday actions to avoid food wastage and halt its contribution towards climate change.

Some 70 per cent of all food wasted in the UK is from our own homes, with each year seeing households throw away a barely-believable 4.5 million tonnes of edible food.

The county council’s Adult Learning Service will be hosting an online cooking course, “Let’s Cook Tea”, which will run to Monday March 22.

It will feature lots of food waste prevention tips.

People can sign up at any point during the next few weeks and do not have to attend every session.

Cllr Blake Pain, the county council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “Leicestershire County Council is delighted to be a Food Waste Action Week partner.

“We pledge our full support in helping to reduce the amount of edible food going to waste across Leicestershire.”

He added: “We all have a part to play in breaking the cycle.

“And by working together we can prevent food being wasted needlessly and protect our planet.”

People are being asked reduce the amount of food they waste at home.

You are also being invited to back activities staged throughout the week on Love Food Hate Waste’s Twitter and Facebook platforms and the Love Food Hate Waste website.

You can sign up for the ‘Let’s Cook Tea’ course, here: http://www.lesswaste.org.uk/events/lets-cook-tea-on-line-course/WRAP is a global NGO (non-governmental organisation) based in the UK.

It is one of the country’s top five environmental charities and works with governments, businesses and individuals to ensure that the world’s natural resources are used sustainably.