The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is currently supporting the Waste & Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP) Love Food Hate Waste campaign in an aim to get people to think about how much food they are likely to be throwing away over the summer months.
As part of the campaign, NLWA will be supporting several Love Food Hate Waste roadshows in partnership with its seven constituent boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.
Food waste experts will be on hand at the roadshows to offer advice on portion control, sell-by dates and storage.
NLWA chair Councillor Loakes said: “The amount of food which is thrown away in the UK each year is a serious issue. Most food waste is sent to landfill sites where it emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
“The roadshows are an ideal opportunity to pick up some key tips on how to reduce our food waste, which will benefit shoppers’ purses and the environment.”
NLWA was established in 1986 and is the waste disposal authority for seven boroughs in North London. It is the second largest waste disposal authority in the country, measured by tonnage.