Local authorities across Essex have come together to tackle food waste in the County.
Maldon District Council are joining other local authorities across Essex to support Love Essex’s flagship ‘Love Essex, Love Food’ campaign in a bid to reduce food waste across Essex during 2023.
In Essex, food waste currently makes up roughly 25% of the waste found in the general rubbish.
Not only is this contributing to climate change, but it’s also a huge waste of money.
Did you know, the average Essex household wastes £60 a month by throwing away food that could have been eaten?
This is why Love Essex are giving residents the chance to win the equivalent amount in supermarket vouchers every month throughout the year.
All you need to do is sign the Essex Food Waste Pledge, and take part in the monthly challenges.
Councillor Penny Channer, Leader of Maldon District Council said, “I am pleased to join with our neighbouring authorities in Essex to support this important campaign and help reduce the amount of food waste produced in the County.
“I hope that the campaign will raise awareness of the importance of reducing food waste and help residents save more money during these difficult times and encourage residents in the District to sign the Essex Food Waste Pledge.”
To launch the campaign, Deadline Communications have created a humorous short film to highlight the issue of food waste. The film made the most of local talent, using Essex-based voice actors, puppeteers, and animators. It was filmed in a local studio in Rochford. The film premieres at 10am on Wednesday 11 January. Watch the film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9smVgD924k
To find out more information or to sign the Essex Food Waste Pledge, visit loveessex.org/foodwaste