Waste Less Save More

Waste Less, Save More was launched by Sainsbury’s in 2015 to help combat the growing issue of food waste. Following an innovative 12-month trial in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, Sainsbury’s has unveiled a pioneering 10-point plan, which includes a further £1 million investment to support 29 UK-wide Discovery Communities.

We are very excited that Cambridge has been selected as one of these 29 communities, and we hope you will join us in making Cambridge a Waste Less, Save More City!

These are the projects which we will be focusing on as part of the Waste Less, Save More campaign:

Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge

We’re encouraging 30 Cambridge households to take part in the Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge, and we will be tracking their reduction in food waste and the money they have saved. Participants will be given £100 worth of vouchers to spend on kitchenware and other Sainsbury’s products.  Cooking workshops and home consultations will also be available to teach how to make the most of every ingredient, and trial products which reduce food waste.

 

OLIO

We’ll be working with local business to promote the use of the food sharing app OLIO. Olio is a free service which connects neighbours with each other, and with local businesses, so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local shops, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. The aim is that by encouraging individuals and businesses to share food, we will reduce food waste and move towards a more sustainable future!

Feed the 1000

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? The Feed the 1000 project aims to do just that – feed 1000 people – using food that would otherwise be thrown away! As well as having a delicious meal, there will also be recipe ideas, cooking advice and helpful information on food habits and reducing waste. This event will launch the 2017 Cambridge Pumpkin Festival.

 

Community Fridge

Any unwanted food items will be encouraged to be shared via a community fridge at the Edge Cafe, where anyone can donate and/or collect food. We hope to help redistribute leftovers and create a sharing community. The fridge is launching on the 25th September, and you’re invited – find out more here. Once launched, you’ll be able to donate and receive food at any time during the Edge Cafe’s opening hours, using the weighing and recording system to ensure food is safe and gets used!

 

Food Saver Champion

We will be promoting this campaign and supporting participants throughout the projects. Our Food Saver Champion, Leanne,  will be giving information and advice on how to waste less and save more within the community.

 

 

 

 

Below you can see all of the recent developments from our Waste Less, Save More campaign, as they appear on our dedicated Facebook page. You can ‘Like’ our page to keep up-to-date with our progress.

1 day ago
How to reduce food waste (without eating avocado stones)

We particularly like the tip to reuse the brine in gherkin jars to pickle your own vegetables! Share your favourite food waste hack in the comments below! We would love to hear from you. ... See more

The World Avocado Organisation says we should turn the pit into a ‘healthy flour’ – but it’s not the only foodstuff we might want to reconsider putting in the bin

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GIVE A CLUCK THIS CHRISTMAS | Love Food Hate Waste

Did you know every year in the UK, 86 million chickens are thrown away uneaten? And this is costing us £660 million a year! You can find tips and tricks below to make the most of your poultry! ... See more

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5 days ago
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OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution is now available to use on your web browser! You can follow the link below to start sharing food.

https://goo.gl/5CYEhf

#WasteLessSaveMore #LoveFoodHateWaste #olio

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For kitchen staff, the Golden Globes are Hollywood’s most complicated catering gig | New Food Economy

#foodforthought at the Golden Globe Awards - "You put 1,500 salads out and maybe 700 come back up, and then hardly anybody eats the entrees"

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On Sunday, 23 shiny Golden Globe statues, meant to award achievements in television and film,... Read more »

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UK throwing away £13bn of food each year, latest figures show

New figures from WRAP reveal we throw away £13bn worth of food each year.

https://goo.gl/u9RYAV

#WasteLessSaveMore #LoveFoodHateWaste

Waste and recycling advisory body says 4.4m tonnes of household food waste thrown away in 2015 could have been eaten

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Waste less save more

Saving food waste one of your New Year's Resolutions?

Then try this handy tool to rescue leftovers!

Just type the ingredient you would like to rescue and Sainsbury's #WasteLessSaveMore tool gives ... See more

Waste less save more

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3 weeks ago
7 Delicious Ways To Eat Your Food Scraps + Why It's So Important

Finding a use for food scraps can be simple AND taste good

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19 October 2017: Wondering what you can feed your pigs? There's now an app for that! - Feedback

Our campaign, The Pig Idea, encourages the feeding of surplus food that is no longer fit for human consumption, to pigs. We aim to lift the EU ban on feeding catering waste, or swill, to pigs. Under ... See more

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1 month ago
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Now you know what to do with your leftovers from your Christmas dinner!

Here's how to regrow everything from scraps 🌱!

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Feedback - putting a stop to food waste

Another reason to be careful with what you buy in supermarkets... #TotalBull

Congratulations Tesco for winning the Total Bull award for your fake farm branding!

Watch and share our video to tell Tesco that fake farm labelling is #TotalBull

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