‘Love Food, Hate Waste’

On Saturday, 29 January, Limavady Borough Council, working in partnership with the Department of the Environment’s Rethink Waste campaign (DOE), will host a Love Food Hate Waste cookery demonstration.

The mobile kitchen unit will be located at the Farmers Market at Drumceatt Square outside the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre / Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró. The aim of the demonstration, which starts at 9am, is to show how to get creative with typical leftovers.

The demonstration is part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign that has been launched to help ‘Rethink’ food waste, to reduce the amount of food waste we send to landfill. In the UK we spend £12 billion every year buying and then throwing away good food which costs the average family £680 a year equating to around £50 per month.

Locally in the Limavady Borough a recent study illustrated that around 3,727 tonnes of food waste was disposed in the year April 2009 to end of March 2010, equating to more than 1/3 of the total waste going to landfill.

Given that this cost £80 per tonne, the Council spent in excess of £298,000 on land-filling food waste.

The campaign demonstrates that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment.

For more information on the Love Food, Hate Waste campaign visit www.lovefoodhatewasteni.org. For information on the event on 29 January call 028 77760305.