Are you interested in making changes to the amount of food waste you generate in your household?
Whether you want to save food, save the environment, or save money, take the pledge to reduce your food waste today!
Reducing food waste is one of the easy habits which will not only reducing your carbon footprint but will also save you money too. We’re seeking residents who want to make this positive change to sign our pledge and commit to reducing their food waste in 2023.
We will guide you through your pledge and support you with reducing waste and saving money.
What you get from the pledge – We’ll be posting tips and advice to help you make changes over on our socials from July up until December. Plus you will get a chance to win £60 for every month you are taking in the pledge and you will create some new, greener and more economical habits!
All we ask is that you share some of your experiences with us and other residents.
Why should I reduce food waste?
We throw away 6.6 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, much of which could have been eaten.
Forgotten food is costing British families approximately £800 per year and is bad for the environment too. Fruits and Vegetable releases greenhouse gas when send to landfill.
Roughly 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted. Food waste emits more greenhouse gases than all single countries in the world except China and the US, meaning that if food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitting country in the world.
In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, 35% of the refuse bin is made up of food waste and if everyone made a few simple changes this could be greatly reduced.
Most of our local councils offer a way for you to dispose of any unavoidable food waste. To find out how to dispose of your food waste in your area visit your council’s webpage