Published: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to reduce the amount of food you waste at home or to save money on your weekly shop?
Broadland District Council has teamed up with Sainsbury's Waste Less Save More to invite up to 16 households in the Thorpe St Andrew area to a Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge, filled with top tips on how to make your food go further.
The four-week challenge is being organised by Recycle for Norfolk in partnership with Sainsbury's and Norfolk's Plan Eat Save. It includes a cookery workshop, a free pack of goodies to help you avoid wasting food at home, simple to use food waste measurement forms to complete and return online, regular updates and advice on how to reduce your food waste - delivered straight to your inbox.
You will also receive £20 worth of Sainsbury's vouchers as a thank you for completing the programme. The challenge can also save families up to £60 a month.
Food waste is a big issue in the UK - with the average family throwing away £700 worth of food every year.
Cllr John Fisher, Broadland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Environmental Excellence, said:
"Most food waste in the UK - 4.1 million tonnes or 61% - is avoidable and could have been eaten had it been better managed.
"We would love to hear from families who are keen to avoid this wastage and make their food go further with the help of the Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge."
The free cookery workshop takes place on Friday, February 2 from 11.30 am to 2.30pm at the Dussindale Centre in Pound Lane.
Families in the Thorpe St Andrew area who are interested in taking part in the challenge can sign up for the cookery workshop on the Eventbrite website
- Workshop is on Friday 2 February 2018
For more information, visit the Recyling for Norfolk website.