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Take Havering Council’s Food Waste Challenge this summer

PUBLISHED: 15:30 28 July 2017

Household food waste. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

Household food waste. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

This summer, residents will be encouraged to think about what they’re throwing away in a bid to not only save themselves money but to help tackle food waste in the borough.

The Food Waste Challenge was officially launched at the weekend in Romford Market where traders were given some practical tips and tricks on making the most of their leftovers.

Havering Council is running the challenge with the London Green Points scheme where residents will be able to earn Green Points to spend in the online shop, transfer to high street vouchers or donate to charity.

Cabinet member for environment Councillor Osman Dervish said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about reducing food waste.

“Thinking about what we buy and how we use and dispose of leftovers can help us to reduce the amount of rubbish we’re throwing away, saving both residents and the council money.”

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