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Cambridgeshire Residents Can Earn Food Vouchers for Preventing Food Waste

In Cambridgeshire, UK, councils are teaming up to offer prizes to residents who cut down on food waste.

August 17, 2023

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In Cambridgeshire, UK, councils are teaming up to offer prizes to residents who cut down on food waste.

RECAP (Recycling in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough) has launched a campaign asking residents to adopt habits to help save food from being thrown away. Every month for the rest of the year, residents can sign up for a new pledge such as buying only what they will eat. Residents can also recienve weekly support and tips such as writing a shopping list.

With each monthly pledge, prizes will be drawn for a participating resident to win £60 in vouchers to spend at their local food shops. This amount, on average, equates to what a household wastes each month on food that doesn’t get eaten.

In Cambridgeshire, and in Peterborough, over a third of the waste being thrown away is food waste, and two thirds of that waste could have been eaten.

The campaign is set to help support residents to make simple changes to their shopping, cooking, and eating habits to prevent food from going to waste.

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