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Campaign toolkit for #FoodWasteEqualsClimateChange

This campaign toolkit provides a summary of mini-projects and support materials that individual householders and community groups can explore to reduce avoidable food waste and recycle unavoidable food waste

These mini-projects have been delivered in communities across Perth and Kinross.  The toolkit provides a summary of each mini-project and the support materials that can be downloaded so that your household or community group can replicate it.

PKC Food Waste Reduction & Recycling Campaign Review Report

The  Food Waste Reduction and Recycling Campaign Review Report (PDF) [10MB]  summarises and assesses the various food waste projects which were first delivered in 2022 by Perth & Kinross Council with the support of local volunteers and community groups.  The Review Report has been anonymised so that it can be used by communities across Perth and Kinross to inform any Food Waste Reduction and Recycling Campaigns hosted locally.

Climate Cafe PowerPoint presentation 

The Spring / summer 2022 climate cafe presentation (PDF) [1MB]  can be used to explain to communities the importance of reducing food waste and recycling food waste. 

Compost, Sow, Grow and Harvest Workshop 1: Attracting wildlife to the garden and composting at home

This event highlighted to the community how important soil and compost are to the health of our gardens.  It raised awareness of how to make compost, encouraged the use of peat-free compost and enabled attendees to find out more about how to divert their unavoidable food waste (such as vegetable peelings, fruit cores, egg shells and tea bags) from the general waste bin to instead feed the soil and improve the health of the land (either via home composting or via the brown bin kerbside food waste collection).  

A healthy soil and a working home composter can attract a range of wildlife to the garden, supporting a good ecosystem.  

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Compost, Sow, Grow and Harvest Workshop 2: Sowing and growing from seed to value your ingredients

Both the Food Waste Survey and PKC's Food Waste Analyses record that householders often discard edible food.  This event showcased the lifecycle of the food that we eat, helping attendees to understand the value of the resources and the time that is needed to feed the population.  This will help deter householders from discarding edible ingredients - instead inspiring them to make the ingredients into a new meal.  

Refer to Thompson & Morgan's Companion Planting Guide to check which plant combinations will mutually benefit each other.  

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Compost, Sow, Grow and Harvest Workshop 3: All about bread

 The Food Waste Survey recorded that one of the most-commonly wasted food types is bread.  This event showcased the value of the resources and the time that are used to make bread for our households to eat.  It included recipes for ways to use up leftover bread plus advice for storing bread so that it lasts for as long as possible.  

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Compost, Sow, Grow and Harvest Workshop 4: Enjoying the harvest of the allotment 

 This event showcased the range and quality of local, in season produce, and simple recipes for making the most of these gluts of ingredients.   

Love Food Hate Waste Workshops

The Train the Trainer Workshops were delivered by Zero Waste Scotland so that attendees from each community can share consistent Love Food Hate Waste messages across their local area.     

Composting for beginners 

These Workshops were hosted jointly between Perth Community Farm and Perth & Kinross Council.   There are details of upcoming similar events on the Perth Community Farm Facebook page.   

Sow, Grow and Eat - Gardening for beginners: Easy fruit and vegetables 

These Workshops were hosted jointly between Perth Community Farm and Perth & Kinross Council.   There are details of upcoming similar events on the Perth Community Farm Facebook page.   

Zero Waste Foodie Project

Householders are invited to complete a Food Waste Diary to identify which ingredients and amounts of food are most-commonly discarded.  With this knowledge in mind, the householders can then go on to adopt new food behaviours which reduce avoidable food waste - and sustainably saves the householder money on their future food shops.  

Householders are encouraged to maximise the use of their kitchen caddy and brown bin for food waste recycling (without the need for a Garden Waste Permit) so that their unavoidable food waste can be utilised as a fertiliser by local farmers. 

Alternatively, householders can begin home composting to recycle their unavoidable food waste - thus reducing their carbon footprint even further.  

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One pot cooking workshops 

One pot cooking is increasingly relevant for householders with small kitchens, limited kitchen equipment and time, or who are put-off by cooking in case it generates a lot of washing up.  The popularity of slow cookers and batch-cooking is also growing in response to the increasing cost of living crisis.   

The inspiring recipes from the Trio of One Pot Cooking Workshops, plus similar workshops arranged by Perth & Kinross Council, can be accessed from our Waste Less Save More page.   

Food Waste Action Fortnights

The PKC Waste Services Team has a selection of food waste reduction, home composting and food waste recycling materials and display items which can be lent to the community for events, talks and unattended displays.  It may also be possible for Waste Services Team officers to attend community events or community talks to share food waste reduction and food waste recycling messages. For more information, please email the Waste Awareness Team.

Glenfarg composting facility visit 

It is interesting to see the recycling journey that our food and garden waste takes (from kerbside brown bins) and similarly, the recycling journey that our garden waste takes (from PKC Recycling Centre garden waste skips).  

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Further information and sharing your activities 

For any queries about Food Waste Reduction or Food Waste Recycling, please telephone the Council's Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476 or email Waste Awareness Team team.

If your household or community group utilise any of the Campaign Toolkit materials, please let the Waste Awareness Team know by sharing a photo of your activity on the PKC Waste Services Facebook page.

Last modified on 28 June 2023

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