Wise Up To Waste are hosting a series of events – Waste Less, Lunch Free – to show people how they can save money and waste less food in the process.
The Waste Less, Lunch Free events take part in each of the north London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest) in August and September. we will deliver seven Waste Less, Lunch Free events, one in
The average family could save £810 per year if they reduced the amount of food they waste. For the average person, the value of food wasted is estimated to be £230 each year.
At the Waste Less, Lunch Free events, passers-by can watch live cookery demonstrations and will be offered free tasters of the food that has been prepared. All food will be made from ingredients that would otherwise have gone to waste and recipes will be inspired from the North London Food Lovers’ Cookbook. Attendees will also have the chance to speak to trained staff who provide advice on how to waste less food and save money, or recycle inedible food waste.
Last year across the events, Wise Up To Waste spoke to around 2,543 people about reducing their food waste, and gave them free information leaflets and portion-measuring tools to help. They also spoke with 1,525 residents about food waste recycling, because some unavoidable food waste, such as bones and fruit stones, can be collected by the local council and recycled.
Wise Up To Waste, part of the North London Waste Authority, are hosting seven free events this summer. The next event will take place today (Friday 17 August) at Ridley Road Market in Hackney from 10am to 3pm.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea