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 hours ago
OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution

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Here's how the 'World's best chef' is feeding the hungry + vulnerable with food waste.

If you like this video, you might like Massimo's new book #BreadisGold. The title is based on a dessert he ... See more

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1 day ago
24 Unexpected Ways to Turn a Lemon Into a Life Hack

Don't throw away your lemons, they can be useful!

https://goo.gl/uQCpih

When life hands you lemons, read these.

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2 days ago
Meet the duo tackling London's food waste problem head-on

Edible leaflets, yum 🙂

https://goo.gl/zBkT7y

It was the torrent of information released during last year’s Evening Standard food waste campaign that led Oli Frost and Josie Shedden to start toasting facts. Eh? Bear with me here.

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3 days ago
The Pig Idea - Feedback

Reducing food waste and making pigs happy 🙂

https://goo.gl/JoedZL

The Pig Idea is a campaign that aims to encourage the use of food waste to feed pigs.

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4 days ago
Feedback - putting a stop to food waste

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BIG NEWS

After years of campaigning for supermarkets to publish their food waste data - they are finally stepping up to the plate!

Read our full update: http://bit.ly/2js1ma1

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5 days ago
Five food sharing apps helping us to love food and hate waste | The Memo

Your phone has become the best weapon against food waste!

https://goo.gl/89YXzV

Five food sharing apps which make it easier to love food and hate waste.

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6 days ago
Love Food Hate Waste - Community

Why do we bin almost half the spuds we buy in the UK? We don't use them in time! Store potatoes in the dark to make them last. #SaveOurSpuds http://bit.ly/2z1XOlf

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1 week ago
Tawai - A Voice From The Forest (U) -

We're very excited about this event!

https://goo.gl/Sy2ewP

This is the first film in the new Films for our Future Festival Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, ... See more

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Fight to cut food waste in Norfolk is stepped up - watch one man’s ‘Plan Eat Save’ video diary

Have a look at what they do in Norfolk

https://goo.gl/7mcpZw

Cookery workshops, shopping advice sessions and ‘community fridges’ are set to be launched across Norfolk as the fight to cut food waste is stepped up.

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1 week ago
Students turn food waste into 'worm tea' fertiliser

Another reason why we love worms

SINGAPORE - Students at the National Junior College have been using worms to reduce food waste produced at their school.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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