London Borough of Havering launches food waste challenge

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Residents in the London Borough of Havering are being encouraged to waste less food by taking part in a new digital scheme.

By interacting with an online platform, residents will be given information about five food waste themes: storing food correctly, understanding date labels, portion control, planning meals and making use of leftovers.

They will then be asked to make a pledge regarding how they will work to cut down on food waste.

At the end of the week, residents are sent a follow up email asking if they pledge was completed and if so receive “Green Points” as part of the Borough's recycling reward scheme.

These points can be spent online in an eShop which contains over 1,000 sustainable products or donated to local charities in the Borough.

Currently around 40% of black sack waste in Havering made of food waste.

Councillor Osman Dervish said: “We are very pleased to see residents so engaged with waste prevention and we are confident the Food Waste Challenge will be well-received by residents.”

The challenge will run for five months.


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