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Making Food Waste History

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The Suffolk Waste Partnership (SWP) has launched a campaign to encourage people to reduce the amount of food they throw away.

FACT - The average family throws away £700 worth of food each year that could have been eaten or composted.

FACT - Food waste costs the Suffolk taxpayer £4 million a year.

FACT - 20% of all the food we buy gets thrown away (50% of this hasn't even been touched and remains whole or unopened).

You can reduce the amount of food you throw away by following these simple steps:

  • Plan ahead;
  • Store correctly;
  • Only cook what you need; and
  • Recycle what you can’t eat!

Some food waste is unavoidable such as fruit and veg peelings, but these can be composted at home using a compost bin - www.getcomposting.com.

Visit http://www.greensuffolk.org/recycling/make-food-waste-history/ for more information on the Making Food Waste History campaign.

Contact Details

Waste and Recycling,
Gipping House,
7 Whittle Road,
Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate,

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01473 432000