Recycle for Lewisham

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Come and have a go at the £ood Waste Challenge

Recycle for London are recruiting people for their £ood Waste Challenge taking place from 17th – 30th November 2012. The £ood Waste Challenge is a two week challenge getting Londoners to see how much food they throw away in a normal week, then giving them tips and information on how to reduce that. The challenge would be for participants to reduce their food waste by the greatest amount over a one week period.

Sign up or pledge to reduce your food waste.

 What we want people to do:

  • Sign up/pledge to reduce their food waste
  • Commit to make a note/diary over two weeks of what food and drink they throw away at home (ideally as a household, but can be as an individual if in shared house, student halls etc)
  • Weigh the total amount of food and drink thrown away in weeks 1 and 2 (Recycle for London will provide tools to help if necessary)
  • If they can, do some sort of communications (Facebook posts, blog, photo blog, video diary, tweets, article in newspaper etc) to tell people what they are doing and how it’s going

 Go to event at City Hall on Friday 23rd November to:

  • meet other participants
  • share results
  • share experiences, thoughts on what they threw away most, hardest to avoid, top tips, recipes etc
  • learn more about food waste and how to save money at home
  • get toolkit and learn tips to reduce food waste
  • Share ideas on how other people can reduce their food waste and save money
  • Let them know if happy to participate in any PR (eg media interviews etc)

If you’d like to find out more about the Challenge simply visit the Recycle for London website to register your interest and the team will get in touch with more information: