Waging war on waste

War On Waste: Alan Greenhalgh of Cromford learns about portion control from Promotions Officer Lynwen Davison and Eco Schools Officer Alex McDonald at the Love Food, Hate Waste roadshow at the Co-Op store in Matlock.

War On Waste: Alan Greenhalgh of Cromford learns about portion control from Promotions Officer Lynwen Davison and Eco Schools Officer Alex McDonald at the Love Food, Hate Waste roadshow at the Co-Op store in Matlock.

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SHOPPERS were given a lesson in culinary cutbacks as part of a campaign to avoid food waste.

The Love Food Hate Waste roadshow rolled into Co-op on Matlock’s Bakwell Road where they were given demonstrations, including creative cooking using only leftovers.

Shoppers also got help planning menus and controlling portions to get the most from food.

Run by Derbyshire Council Council with the aim of reducing people’s food bills and diverting food away from landfill, cabinet member for technology and recycling, Cllr John Allsop, said: “Every month in the UK many households throw away up to £50 worth of food that could have been eaten.

“By getting portion sizes right, using leftovers in new meals and planning their shopping and cooking, residents can save money and keep food waste out of landfill – which benefits the environment.”

Another day of demonstration is planned at Matlock’s Sainsbury’s next Friday, March 16 from 10am to 3pm.