Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More Programme
Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More Programme encouraged householders to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill and save money on their food bills.
The year-long Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More Programme was delivered across Perth and Kinross until May 2018.
Results of the Glenfarg & Kinross-shire Zero Waste Challenge
(including Glenfarg, Crook of Devon, Milnathort, Scotlandwell, Loch Leven and Kinross)
Congratulations to all householders who took part in the Glenfarg & Kinross-shire Zero Waste Challenge in April and May 2018, to mark the end of a year of Sainsbury's-funded 'Waste Less, Save More' food waste reduction activities.
During the six-week Challenge, householders reduced their waste to landfill and increased their recycling by six and a half tonnes. So PKC is awarding the money saved on disposal costs - approximately £100 per tonne - back to the community.
The amount of money saved on disposal costs - £715 - is being awarded to local organisation Broke Not Broken, who run a community foodbank for the Kinross-shire and Glenfarg area, managed solely by volunteers, and who are currently working with NHS Tayside Healthy Communities Project to fund the Kinross Recovery & Conversations Café.
How to reduce your food waste
The average Perth & Kinross household fills one third of their general waste bin with food waste - and most of that food is still edible.
There are lots of ways to reduce avoidable food waste, including by planning the food shop, storing food best so that it last longest and finding recipes to use up all the ingredients in the kitchen, so that householders can save money on food shopping and help to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
Unavoidable food waste can be recycled (without a garden waste permit) in the kerbside brown bin or composted at home so that it doesn't go to landfill.
A Waste Less, Save More Online Recipe Book will be available here shortly, which shares local householders' favourite recipes which creatively use up leftovers and are inspired by regional ingredients. Local businesses and organisations who assisted with the Zero Waste Challenge have also contributed their favourite recipe.