Sign up for the Challenge!
Did you know that in St Albans District nearly 30% of the waste thrown away into landfill is food waste? We want to reduce the amount of avoidable food waste thrown away with our Community Challenge A Week Without Food Waste
The challenge is to go for a whole week – without throwing away any edible food or avoidable left-overs. We want to know about the food you rescue. Easy?
To sign up email email@example.com (sign up anytime before Sunday 20 Nov)
Take the Challenge
Prize Draw prizes donated by Lussmanns (Lunch for two) Box Local (local Fruit and Veg Bo) Abel & Cole (4x Veg Boxes) and Farr Brewery (Tour of their Wheathampstead brewery for two).
Get tips and advice
Tweet or Instagram @SustainableStA using the Hashtag #foodrescueStA with your photos/tips/advice/experience about the food you are rescuing.
What Happens Next?
We will send you a couple of emails before the week preparing you for the challenge, then emails during the week to help you keep going! Then we will announce the prize draw winners at our Future of Food event on Sat 26th November. See details of event and booking click here.
Did you know?
Almost 50% of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes.
We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year.
Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year, rising to the equivalent of around £60 a month for families with children.
If we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road.
Food Waste contributes to environmental damage. We use water, fuel and energy to grow, make and transport our food. When we throw it away it rots in landfill generating methane*, a dangerous climate changing gas.
See tips to reduce food waste at Love Food Hate Waste
*Methane is emitted when biodegradable wastes–most importantly food and paper/card decompose anaerobically (i.e. in the absence of oxygen).
In 2011, the waste sector accounted for 3.1% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the UK
Food Waste Challenge for Schools
Schools can run any activity on food waste – it could be an art project, a debate, a poster, a charity event – anything You Choose! Click the links below to open the Schools Information
Letter to Schools schools-sust-sa-please-register-letter
Information for Schools schools-sust-sa-fd-wste-challenge
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