Love Food Pledge
Wastewatch is a sustainability charity and Esther contacted me to tell me about the recent launch of a Love Food Hate Waste campaign in West London.
The aim is to try and get 18,000 people to pledge to reduce their food waste.
Even though they are targeting West London residents in particular for pledges, we all know the message of Love Food Hate Waste and the tips are applicable for all. And you all know food waste is one of my personal bug bears so I’ll definitely be using this as an excuse to get back on track with some habits that might have slipped over the summer.
They have a pledge page, and are offering incentives such as free kitchen aids and a monthly prize draw (until March 2012) which includes goodies such as restaurant vouchers, recipe books and cookery lessons.
You can choose from six pledges which are:
- Meal planning for the week ahead
- Checking foods you already have at home before making a shopping list
- Avoiding cooking too much with careful portion control
- Freezing foods you can’t use in time
- Checking use by dates and avoiding food waste
- Treating leftovers as ingredients
Or you can choose your own idea. Once you’ve made your pledge you’ll get a monthly tip sheet to help you reduce food waste as much as you can.
Tags: food waste