Learn how to get the most out of your food with re3 and Love Food Hate Waste
re3 and Love Food Hate Waste are running a series of free training sessions in the Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham council areas on how we can all get more out of our food, save money on our grocery bills and help keep food waste out of landfill.
The sessions will provide easy, practical tips and advice on how freeze food, use leftovers, plan meals and control portion size. Attendees will be asked to share what they have learnt with their family and friends and within their own communities. That could be through something as simple as sharing food waste tips with other parents at the school gates or posting a leftover recipe on a Facebook page, through to giving talks at community events or hosting a leftover food cookery demonstration.
The impact of food waste in our area
re3 is the waste management partnership for Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils.
A typical household in the re3 area throws away 2.7kg of food a week. 1.2kg (43%) of this was food that was binned before even being prepared and/or taken out of its packaging.
Across the re3 area, households throw away an estimated 22,836 tonnes of food waste per year. To put that in perspective, a tonne is around the weight of a small car.
By throwing away what we haven’t used, we are all paying twice – when we buy our food and when our council tax pays for the disposal of food that has not been consumed.
Based on the research, re3 has estimated that over £1m of savings could be made if that weekly 1.2kg of food waste per household – equivalent to an apple a day – were not binned. At a time of severe financial pressure, that is money that could be put to good use elsewhere in council budgets.
The re3 and Love Food Hate Waste training sessions are available to residents who live in the re3 area of Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils.
Sign up today to reserve your free place and search ‘re3 recycling’ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to keep up to date with help and advice on how to waste less and recycle more and better.