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Save the scraps! Each Manchester household bins £680 of edible food a year as waste – Mancunian Matters

In Leeds and Manchester Local News Contributions on November 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Manchester households each throw away approximately £680 of edible food each year, according to figures from a Manchester recycling organisation.

Recycle for Greater Manchester is calling for residents to share their food habits in a bid to understand where food can be saved, and wastage levels reduced.

Visitors to their website who complete the food waste survey can be in with a chance of winning a meal for two, courtesy of the sustainable River Bar and Restaurant at the Lowry Hotel.

Councillor Neil Swannick, Chair of Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) said: “We would like to hear from as many people as possible to get a truly local picture of the situation in Greater Manchester.

“Cooking the correct amount and saving the scraps from larger portion sizes can impact upon both Mancunians’ waste and waist.”

He added: “Tonnes of edible food is thrown away locally and this campaign will help residents to save money and also limit the environmental impact food waste causes.”

Throughout September and October there will be road shows, cookery demonstrations and classes on hand to raise awareness about food wastage.

http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/02084708-save-scraps-each-manchester-household-bins-£680-edible-food-year-waste

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