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European Week for Waste Reduction 2017

Find out how to get involved from 18-26 November

Community-led organisations are encouraged to take action to reduce waste during European Week for Waste Reduction.

The Love Food Hate Waste team at Zero Waste Scotland team is focussing on food waste, with freezing as their theme.

Scots are throwing away around £490 million worth of food and drink each year due to it ‘not being used in time’? Much of this food could have been frozen and used at a later date.

This campaign is all about highlighting how freezing is a very effective way of minimizing food waste while at the same time helping to tackle the stigma and uncertainty around frozen food.

Community-led organisations can become involved by:

  • Engaging with the Love Food Hate Waste Facebook campaign - ‘What kind of freezer are you?’ Love food Hate Waste will be running a competition where you can show off your freezing knowhow! Even if you just share posts, or videos below (remember to tag @lovefoodhatewastescotland), you’ll be helping to spread the freezing message.
  • Holding a workshop - If you work in your local community, why not run a short (about an hour) workshop on the benefits of freezing? The slides, activity and snap cards game will make it a fun and interactive way to learn.
  • Run an information stand - If you work in the Waste or Environmental Health team at a local authority, or if you are involved with Healthy Working Lives, or your Green Team you could run a stand for colleagues. Use the snap cards to help engage them, and give them a copy of the leaflet to read at their leisure.
  • Display the slides - Does your organisation have information monitors in a public place? Why not display one or more of the Powerpoint Slides telling people about some freezing facts.

Get your free resources HERE!

09 November 2017

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