Bournemouth residents urged to sign up to food waste survey

Keep track of your food waste

Keep track of your food waste

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RESIDENTS of Bournemouth are being invited to take part in a challenge to monitor their food waste.

The council is urging people to sign up for it by visiting its stand at the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival, which runs until Sunday.

Waste and recycling communications officer Rosie Ryves-Webb, said the council would provide a diary for participants to log their activity and receive advice from experts.

“We are holding a series of workshops and working with Love Food Hate Waste to help participants find ways to make the most of the food they buy,” she added.

“We’re also giving away recipe cards and some items to help participants put their new found knowledge into practice.”

Those wanting to accept the challenge will need to be available for three workshops being held at Bourne-mouth Central Library on the evenings of July 1, 10 and 17.

Cllr Michael Filer, cabinet member for waste, said he will be taking part and thinks everybody has a responsibility to try and reduce the amount of food discarded.

He added: “Recent research suggests that the average household throws away approximately £50 worth of food a month – that’s £600 being scraped directly into the bin each year.

“I would urge all residents with a desire to save money and help the environment to sign up to the challenge, even if they are doing well already.

“You never know what hints and tips you could still pick up from the experts to reduce your waste and increase the money in your pocket.”

To sign up, visit archive.bournemouth.gov.uk/foodwastesurvey.

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6:57am Wed 25 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin
Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3

7:02am Wed 25 Jun 14

Baysider says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin
They been banging this drum for years! And of course the container is designed to fit inside the wheelie bin and is plenty big enough...although she will never get that bag tied up in the picture.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin[/p][/quote]They been banging this drum for years! And of course the container is designed to fit inside the wheelie bin and is plenty big enough...although she will never get that bag tied up in the picture. Baysider
  • Score: 3

7:37am Wed 25 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

“Recent research suggests that the average household throws away approximately £50 worth of food a month – that’s £600 being scraped directly into the bin each year.
Not in this household, would not want to waste a nice pork chop or anything else but you can have any bones after they have been boiled for gipper .
“Recent research suggests that the average household throws away approximately £50 worth of food a month – that’s £600 being scraped directly into the bin each year. Not in this household, would not want to waste a nice pork chop or anything else but you can have any bones after they have been boiled for gipper . Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

7:40am Wed 25 Jun 14

FerryFan says...

Fed up with us the consumer being constantly lectured, advised and 'educated' on food waste. When the main wasters are the supermarkets, see what goes in their bins at the end of the day. Food that would feed many destitute familes. Householders chucking a few out of date bags of salad or leftovers is not the issue here even though it is yet again another story.

There needs to be changes in the ways in which supermarkets and other food retail establishments deal with their waste - they rely on making out people will sue them as an excuse to not give it away. Sort that one out, sort out the other excuse, health and safety. And give food away to deserving families at the end pf the day if it isn't sold. Stop lecturing families on leftovers!!
Fed up with us the consumer being constantly lectured, advised and 'educated' on food waste. When the main wasters are the supermarkets, see what goes in their bins at the end of the day. Food that would feed many destitute familes. Householders chucking a few out of date bags of salad or leftovers is not the issue here even though it is yet again another story. There needs to be changes in the ways in which supermarkets and other food retail establishments deal with their waste - they rely on making out people will sue them as an excuse to not give it away. Sort that one out, sort out the other excuse, health and safety. And give food away to deserving families at the end pf the day if it isn't sold. Stop lecturing families on leftovers!! FerryFan
  • Score: 2

8:34am Wed 25 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin
Why don't you try cooking and wasting less then?
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin[/p][/quote]Why don't you try cooking and wasting less then? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 2

9:31am Wed 25 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Baysider wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin
They been banging this drum for years! And of course the container is designed to fit inside the wheelie bin and is plenty big enough...although she will never get that bag tied up in the picture.
If you are a family that bin is not big enough. Christchurch do a similar scheme and the collection bin is bigger. The fact it fits in the bin is irrelevant.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin[/p][/quote]They been banging this drum for years! And of course the container is designed to fit inside the wheelie bin and is plenty big enough...although she will never get that bag tied up in the picture.[/p][/quote]If you are a family that bin is not big enough. Christchurch do a similar scheme and the collection bin is bigger. The fact it fits in the bin is irrelevant. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3

9:33am Wed 25 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin
Why don't you try cooking and wasting less then?
Must try and explain the concept of food waste to my under twos I'm sure they will understand. While I'm at it I'll explain fiscal policy to them.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't they do this before they rolled out the stupidly small food waste hin[/p][/quote]Why don't you try cooking and wasting less then?[/p][/quote]Must try and explain the concept of food waste to my under twos I'm sure they will understand. While I'm at it I'll explain fiscal policy to them. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 2

9:47am Wed 25 Jun 14

Old Colonial says...

And talking of waste; does one really need a 'Waste and Recycling Communications Officer' and a 'Cabinet Member for Waste'?
And talking of waste; does one really need a 'Waste and Recycling Communications Officer' and a 'Cabinet Member for Waste'? Old Colonial
  • Score: 2

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