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 focussing on as part of the Waste Less, Save More campaign:

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.


Zero Waste Campaign 

As part of the Zero Waste Campaign, families that participate in our cooking workshops will be taught how to make the most of every ingredient, and trial products which reduce food waste. With lots of helpful advice at hand, the families will be encouraged to take part in the Zero Waste Challenge, and we will be tracking their reduction in food waste and the money they have saved.

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.

 

Community Fridge

Any unwanted food items will be encouraged to be shared via a community fridge, where anyone can donate and/or collect food. We hope to help redistribute leftovers and create a sharing 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
Sainsbury's gives £30,000 to help Cambridge stop wasting food

We hit the headlines!

Cambridge Sustainable Food promotes food saving projects across the city

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Sainsbury's gives £30,000 to help Cambridge stop wasting food

We have hit the headlines! Cambridge News article about us..

Cambridge Sustainable Food promotes food saving projects across the city

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2 days ago
Cambridge Sustainable Food

Registration to organise an event at this years Pumpkin Festival is now open! We are looking for groups who are passionate about reducing food waste to help us raise awareness about the issue through ... See more

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3 days ago
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15 excellent food hacks from Olio (who we are working with throughout our Waste Less Save More campaign!) to waste less in the kitchen! https://goo.gl/f3TU9H

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3 days ago
Blossom

5 Ways to reuse your food scraps...while saving our planet!

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4 days ago
How To Make Veggie Stock From Kitchen Scraps

Very easy and useful guide on How to Make Veggie Stock from Kitchen Scraps so all your vegetable peel doesn't go to waste!
https://goo.gl/yzf4cX

Easy and saves money!

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6 days ago
Alex

https://www.facebook.com/groups/29952459754/permalink/10154960042704755/

Free FoodCycle lunch tomorrow (Saturday 15th) at Wesley Methodist Church (King St entrance) at 12.00. All welcome!

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1 week ago
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We're here in Colville Road today, where you can sign up to our Zero Waste Challenge and get £100 worth of Sainsburys vouchers and products to help you!

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Banana ice-cream

https://www.hubbub.org.uk/banana-ice-cream

Our favourite magic trick for turning leftover bananas into delicious healthy ice-cream.

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