Love Food Hate Waste workshop - save over �15 per month on shopping

SUSTAINABLE Uttlesford is holding a free workshop open to everyone as part of the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign which is being promoted throughout the UK.

The campaign aims to inform and empower householders to cut down on food waste, save money and in the process help the environment. Households who have joined the campaign are estimated to be saving an average of �184 per year.

The workshop will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 19 at the Uttlesford District Council Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden.

It will cover topics such as: how to shop more efficiently and use store promotions to your advantage; what do food dates mean?; food storage; managing portions; and using leftovers.

Above all, though, the aim of the workshop is to show residents how they can save money and help the environment by cutting down on food waste.

Currently six million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year, and one million tonnes is thrown away unopened! On average, every person wastes more than 1kg of food every week.

This event is open to all on a first come first served basis as numbers are strictly limited. If you would like to attend, contact Cat Auckland, waste and recycling officer at the district council, to reserve your place by e-mailing recycling@uttlesford.gov.uk or calling 01799 510557.