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.

20 hours ago
Cambridge Sustainable Food

There are over 25 community fridges in England! Frome launched theirs in 2016, visit their page to see how they made it work. #wastelessavemore
https://www.facebook.com/communityfridgefrome/

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1 day ago
Food waste is main cause of global hunger, says UN agency official

Reducing food waste is reducing global hunger

https://goo.gl/MYaZNa

DUBAI: Food wastage, rather than a shortage of resources, is the key factor behind global hunger, according to the head of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Gilbert Houngbo, ... See more

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2 days ago
Nailed It

Great food waste hacks 😊

4 Food Waste Hacks

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3 days ago
9 Delicious Ways to Put Cake Scraps to Use

What is better than cake? More cake!

https://goo.gl/V88Pdx

Need to know what to do with extra cake scraps? Here are 9 delicious ways to put cake scraps to use.

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4 days ago
Veggie Fish Finger Sandwich | Vegetable Recipes | Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver knows what to do with your leftover mash

https://goo.gl/UReXtW

Why miss out on fish finger sandwiches just because you're a vegetarian? Try this super healthy, super tasty veggie fish fingers recipe from Jamie Oliver!

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5 days ago
Supermarket takes further steps to stop food waste

Have a look at what they did in Salisbury to reduce food waste!

https://goo.gl/ife2yM

CHARITIES and community groups are being urged to sign up to a surplus food scheme with a major supermarket.

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6 days ago
The free grocery store fighting food waste and hunger

Another great initiative from New Zealand!

https://goo.gl/WnzaiG

The Free Store, a non-profit organization and grocery store based in Wellington, New Zealand, is serving food for free and aiding in the fight against food waste.

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1 week ago
How Ikea Is Fighting Food Waste

Have a look at how a startup is helping Ikea to be more sustainable

https://goo.gl/TqyKNG

Ikea is using a smart scale to measure their food waste.

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1 week ago
The Community Fridge - Launch

We are very excited to launch Cambridge’s first community fridge at The Edge Café on Mill Road, as part of our Waste Less Save More campaign with Sainsbury’s. Everyone is welcome to come along ... See more

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1 week ago
Global Citizen

Who knew the fight against food waste could be so poetic? 😂

"I don't love when you waste your food" 🎶🍊🍇 Ed Sheeran

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