March 3rd, 2023
Save money and the planet with Food Waste Action Week, taking place Monday 6 March – Sunday 12 March.
Every year 4.5 million tonnes of food is thrown away in the UK. This costs households £3.5 billion and has a huge environmental impact – if food waste were a country, it would be the fourth largest carbon emitter in the world.
Food Waste Action Week aims to change this. This year the theme is ‘Win. Don’t Bin.’ and focusses on how using up everything we buy saves money, time and the planet.
‘How to reduce your food waste’ webinar and Q&A
To mark the week, at 12pm on Wednesday 8 March, the university’s waste contractor Enva are hosting an online webinar and Q&A covering:
Too Good To Go
Download To Good to Go to get discounted food that would otherwise go to waste. Several cafes on University Park offer ‘Magic Bags’ of fresh, unsold food for £4 at the end of the day.
For every bag of food rescued through the Too Good to Go app, we are helping save 2.5kg CO2e.
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