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.

4 months ago
Cambridge Sustainable Food

Sign up to our Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge and receive £100 Sainsbury's vouchers! Get in quick, limited places available. More info and sign up ... See more

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OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution

These top chefs share their hacks for having zero waste kitchen.

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7 months ago
Stopping the rot: Meet the waste warriors

Meet the people using innovative approaches to tackle the problem of food waste.

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7 months ago
Love Food Hate Waste - Community

Reduce the amount of bread you bin by freezing your loaf before it goes blue.

- Toast from frozen
- Get creative
- Enjoy! ... See more

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7 months ago
The Londoners turning leftover bread into jobs | Jellied Eel

From beer production to a tool for tackling unemployment, food waste has the potential to create a whole new type of economy in our capital, says Holly Holder.

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7 months ago
Wales Officially Pledged To Become A 'Zero Waste' Nation By 2050

Go Wales!

Wales has been working to reduce waste for years, and is far ahead of almost every single nation in the world. How do they do it? With passionate citizens and government funding.

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'Rubbish Cooks': A Food Waste Pop-Up with Tristan Welch & Alex Rushmer

For two nights only, Tristan & Alex will be cooking up a four course menu made entirely of ingredients that would otherwise go to waste. All profits raised by the Rubbish Cooks pop-up will go ... See more

'Rubbish Cooks' is a food waste-powered pop-up restaurant by Tristan Welch and Alex Rushmer. For two nights only, Tristan & Alex will be cooking up a four course menu made entirely of ingredients ... See more

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PG tips announces switch to plastic-free fully biodegradable teabags

Pyramid teabags made from a plant-based material will go on sale next week, with company’s other teabags set to follow suit by end of 2018

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French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Two years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding.

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Rock and Bread Roll | Best Before Still Great After | Sainsbury's

We throw away approximately 2.9 million tonnes of food a year before it's even cooked or served, costing £24 on average per month!

This may be due to confusion over what date labels actually ... See more

Have you ever thrown bread away because it’s passed its best before date? 12% of people have, according to research from Waste Agency WRAP. We want to show p...

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