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Love Food Hate Waste

Residents in South Yorkshire are being encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

By making some easy practical everyday changes we can all use less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.

Across the UK, a staggering 7.3 million tonnes of food waste is thrown away each year – the equivalent of £60 a month per household - at a cost to UK householders of £13 billion a year.

South Yorkshire’s BDR Waste Partnership aims to support the campaign and help individuals, organisations and businesses with a number of events being held across the three towns.

Initiatives will include town centre cookery demonstrations, information events at supermarkets, offices and community buildings, and giveaways including recipe cards, reusable shopping bags, rice scoops and shopping lists.

Residents will be asked to sign a pledge card to reduce food waste, promote the idea to friends and family on social media, and in return will receive top tips and recipes. They can also share their own top tips for storing food, using leftovers and making less waste.

Avoidable food waste, which at some point could have been eaten, amounts to 40,800 tonnes a year across BDR – the equivalent of £60 per household.

We know that most people don’t like waste and throwing food in the bin, and we hope this campaign will help us all re-think how we shop, plan our meals better and use up leftovers. Together we can make a big difference.

There will always be some food waste that is inevitable, and this should be composted or wrapped before being disposed of in bins.

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign will be at the following events, from 10am to 3pm:

  • Monday 15th May, Clock Corner, Doncaster
  • Tuesday 16th May, All Saints’ Square, Rotherham
  • Wednesday 17th May, Cheapside (outside Sports Direct), Barnsley
  • The end of the campaign will be marked by the following closing events:
  • Monday 3rd July, All Saints’ Square, Rotherham
  • Tuesday 4th July, Clock Corner, Doncaster
  • Wednesday 5th July, Cheapside (outside Sports Direct), Barnsley

Everyone can get involved using #LoveFoodHateWaste, and follow the campaign on
twitter: @WasteLessSYorks
and on Facebook: @WLSYorks

Pledge card data protection information

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 the data controllers are:

  • Shanks Waste Management Limited (Dunedin House, Auckland Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1BU)
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Chief Executive’s, Town Hall, Barnsley, S70 2AQ)
  • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (Civic Building, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU)
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (Legal & Democratic Services, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE).

By proceeding to use our service you consent to us processing the personal data (including sensitive personal data) that we collect from you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and our registrations on the Data Protection Register (Registration No. Z8611796, Z5121328, Z7522039 and Z5759798). In particular, we may use information we hold about you for the purposes of establishing the most commonly wasted food types in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham and to provide you with recipes/waste management tips. The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored or processed at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will not share personal data with third parties. Please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to Compliance Department, Shanks Waste Management Limited (address as above).