The Council is proud to be supporting Food Waste Action Week (18-24 March 2024).


All week we will be encouraging you to ‘Choose What You’ll Use’ by buying your fruit and vegetables loose, instead of packaged, to reduce food waste.

Councillor Caleb McCready, Chair of the Council's Environment and Sustainability Committee, said: “Buying loose reduces food waste – research by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has shown that if all apples, bananas and potatoes in the UK were sold loose, we could save 70,000 tonnes of food waste by enabling people to buy closer to their needs.”

“If it’s been a while since you last bought your fruit and veg loose, why not give it a try during Food Waste Action Week? You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to reduce your food waste and save money.”

Follow us on our social media channels as we highlight the benefits of buying loose and share some simple ways to minimise food waste.

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*WIN* a Love Food Hate Waste goodie bag

To be in with the chance to win one of our Love Food Hate Waste goodie bags* comment on any of our #FoodWasteActionWeek social media posts on Facebook and X with your hints and tips on buying loose and preventing food waste. If you are not on social media, you can still enter the competition by emailing with your tips on how to reduce food waste.

*Each goodie bag includes an apron, tote bag, fridge thermometer, magnetised shopping list, spaghetti measure, rice scoop, bag clip and a roll of compostable caddy liners. The competition is open to LCCC residents only and closes on 31 March 2024 at 11.59pm.