Torridge councillor backs waste less food campaign

ADAM Symons, Torridge District Council s Lead Member for Waste and Recycling, is supporting the Love Food Hate Waste to encourage people to to waste less food. The campaign, by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), shows that by doing easy prac

ADAM Symons, Torridge District Council's Lead Member for Waste and Recycling, is supporting the 'Love Food Hate Waste' to encourage people to to waste less food.

The campaign, by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), shows that by doing easy practical everyday things in the home everyone can waste less food, save money and help the environment

Anyone who makes a pledge to reduce theirr food waste at lovefoodhatewaste.com/southwest could be in with a chance to win a weekend for four at one of the top hotels in the region.

Councillor Symons said: "The aim is to encourage people to pledge to waste less food. By planning our meals, cooking the right amount, storing food correctly and making new meals from leftovers we could save over �50 a month.


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"But it's not only your wallet that will benefit from wasting less food; there are serious environmental implications. When we waste food, we also waste the energy, water and packaging involved in producing, transporting and storing the food. What's more, food that gets sent to landfill contributes to climate change as it creates methane gas when it rots down."

Torridge District Council will shortly be introducing food waste collections to help those residents who do not already recycle their leftovers, which will also help reduce landfill and have a positive effect on our environment.

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For lots of hints and tips to make your food go further visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com and to make a pledge to reduce your food waste and be in with a chance of winning a weekend for four at one of the region's top hotels visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/southwest

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