Archives

food waste

This tag is associated with 7 posts

VIDEO: Rise in food waste recycling saves £200,000 in a year

Surrey residents saved an extra £200,000 to help protect essential services last year just by putting more food waste in caddies. Food waste is more expensive to dispose of when it’s thrown in with the rubbish instead of being put in caddies for recycling. The Surrey Waste Partnership – made up of Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Recycling food waste will help save £3million-a-year

More than £3million-a-year could be saved if Surrey residents put all their food waste in their caddy rather than in their rubbish. It costs less than half to recycle food waste through anaerobic digestion compared to throwing it in with the rubbish which goes for expensive waste disposal. This means that recycling all food waste … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Chairman meets Surrey’s new civic leaders; Outdoor fire safety; Plastic bags make food waste recycling easier and cheaper

Chairman meets Surrey’s new civic leaders Photo can be downloaded here. Not in photo: Richard Whittington, High Sheriff of Surrey, George Crawford, Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, David Powell, Mayor of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Sahran Abeysundara, Mayor of Haslemere Town Council, Mike George, Mayor of Horley Town Council Surrey County Council chairman Sally Marks met with … Continue reading

Bread binned could fill 56 double decker buses

Please find two versions of the press release below, featuring national and local figures. National press release Bread binned could fill 56 double decker buses Every day in the UK people throw away enough bread to fill 56 double decker buses. And across the nation this summer enough potatoes will be binned to cover 139 … Continue reading

Help for hard-up mums skipping meals to feed kids

Cash-strapped mums who are skipping meals to feed their children have been urged to take on the Love Food Surrey challenge to save up to £50 on their monthly shop. Shocking research has revealed one in five mothers in austerity Britain are missing meals because money is tight*. Surrey County Council’s Love Food Surrey campaign … Continue reading

The 12 tweets of Christmas

The 12 tweets of Christmas are helping cooks save money and reduce food waste this festive season. Ditching the Brussels sprouts and choosing the perfect size turkey are just two of the hints and tips that professional Surrey chef Carmela Tomkins is offering on Twitter during the countdown to Christmas. She is tweeting every day … Continue reading

Families bin £50 worth of food each month – that’s one in five shopping bags

Hard-pressed families are wasting around £50 a month by throwing out food that can still be eaten – the equivalent of binning one in every five shopping bags. National figures show* people in the UK spend £12 billion a year throwing away perfectly good food and in Surrey alone it costs the county council £7.6 … Continue reading

Categories

Enter your email address to receive new releases by email.

Flickr Photos

Contact a local councillor