Could you be a Food Waste Champion?

Free training available for residents

What is the issue?

UK households alone waste £12 billion worth good food and drink each year, costing the average family with children £680 a year, or around £50 a month. Most of this food and drink waste could have been avoided if only we'd eaten it in time, or knew how much food to prepare, and what we could do with our leftovers. 

Why does food waste matter?

Wasting food and drink is a waste of money.  It is also an unnecessary waste of energy and natural resources which went into the production, storage, preparation, packaging and transportation of that food.  If we could stop throwing good food away, we could save the equivalent carbon emissions as taking 1 in 5 cars off UK roads.

Love Food Hate Waste is a national initiative to try and address this issue.  It offers practical tips about a range of food-saving measures, from planning to food portioning, and from better food storage to using up leftovers.  More details about this initiative can be found at:  www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

The training 

The training covers the background and issues around food waste; the key behaviours to help reduce food waste; and support on engaging with others/passing the messages on.  The training session lasts approximately 3.5 hours and is designed to be fun and interactive, including practical activities.

At the end of the session, attendees will:

  • Understand the significance of food waste, its causes and consequences
  • Have an awareness of what steps food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are taking to help us all waste less food
  • Understand Love Food Hate Waste tips and advice, and know how they themselves can benefit from this
  • Be able to engage with others on Love Food Hate Waste, and help share the benefits 
  • Be able to plan, deliver and monitor the outcome of their activities and communication around Love Food Hate Waste, using new and existing opportunities available to them
  • Know how to access information and resources to support them in spreading the message

A full support pack will be provided, which includes a comprehensive handbook, and copies of all the activities used in the training, as well as a planning sheet and an event tracker neatly stored on a memory stick. Attendees will also receive a certificate of attendance to acknowledge their involvement in this national initiative. On-going support is available through monthly online newsletters and via the WRAP partners website.

Date: Thursday 10th October 2013

Time: 12:30-4:35 or 5:00-9:05

Duration: Approx. 4 hours

Venue: Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, LONDON N1 6HT

To book your place: Please email pat@lcrn.org.uk

How can you help reduce food waste?

In return for the free training, resources and support, we hope that you will do what you can to pass on the Love Food Hate Waste tips and advice to as many people as possible, so that even more people can share the benefits.

WRAP will support your endeavours wherever they can, and will send you a monthly electronic newsletter full of ideas, new material and inspiring events and stories from a growing community of like-minded people. You will also be able to discuss the possibility of on-going support with your trainer.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the above, or to arrange some training.

 

 

There is one response to “Could you be a Food Waste Champion?”

  1. <a href="http://m50skiphire.ie/">Mike Poll</a> Says:

    For controlling the food cost and keeping the ROI high, effective food waste management is quite essential. Every year a huge amount of food waste is generated which should be managed in a proper manner. This waste generally includes organic waste, plastic, glass, metal, paper and cardboard. A variety of waste receptacles and other outdoor containers can be used for this food waste management. This process includes managing the food waste streams, identifying and sorting the wastes and then formulating an effective waste management strategy.