Food Waste Action Week is underway this week – until Sunday 12 March – and Wealden District Council is urging residents to try and change their behaviour when it comes to reducing food waste.
The theme for Food Waste Action Week 2023 is ‘Win. Don’t Bin.’ The aim is to demonstrate how valuable food is in our lives, how it unites people and how using up everything we buy saves money, time and the planet.
The campaign aims to increase citizens’ confidence in ‘using up leftovers’ by promoting a range of skills that can be easily adopted but potentially have the greatest impact on reducing food waste in the home.
Councillor Ray Cade, Wealden council’s portfolio holder for Waste, said, “It is important that we all look at how much waste we make and what we can do to reduce it. We are all guilty of throwing food away that could have made another meal or been frozen to eat at another time.
“With the cost-of-living pressures we are facing, it is important to think more consciously about how to save food, using leftovers and overall reducing our waste to help keep money in our pockets.”
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