Campaign to cut food waste comes to town

A ROADSHOW aiming to help people to cut down on waste is heading to Daventry.

The Love Food Hate Waste show, run by Northamptonsghire County Council will be in the High Street on October 11 and November 1.

The initiative aims to demonstrate how much food householders throw away and how they can reduce that amount.

Currently, 36 per cent of the county’s waste consists of food stuff, costing the council thousands in landfill fines.

Rebecca Short, waste campaign officer, said: “We’re showing people how to make the most of their food by giving them recipes for leftovers and making them aware of what to freeze.

“Everything that can be saved from landfill saves the county council hundreds of thousands of pounds and can save the average person £50 a month.

“A massive chunk of the county’s waste is food, and we think we can reduce that.

“People don’t realise how much they’re throwing away or how they might be able to use it.

“Making a food plan for the week, sticking to the shopping list and freezing food before it goes past its use by dates are all simple tips.”

On hand to support the roadshow was food author Vanessa Kimbell, from Pitsford, whose cookery book, Prepped, is filled with recipes made from leftovers, including pasties, fruit bakes and soups.