Poole launches Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge

The Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge

Borough of Poole is looking for 50 households from across the town to take part in the ‘Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge’, part of the Sainsbury’s ‘Waste less, Save more’ campaign.

The challenge will see these 50 households work to lower their household food waste and save money, by learning new tips, tricks and recipes through a series of workshops.

Successful households are invited to a launch party on 8 December 2017, where they will have the chance to meet fellow households on the challenge and try some delicious zero waste meals, designed and prepared by professional chef and local catering business ‘Honest Meals by Alex’.

Participants will attend three cooking workshops over a series of three months, also led by Alex De Freitas from ‘Honest Meals by Alex’. These workshops will provide participants with the knowledge to create amazing, nutritious and budget-friendly meals, without any food going to waste.

Each participating household will also receive £100 worth of kitchen products to aid them through the challenge. Participants will be able to choose from an exciting shopping list of handy kitchen gadgets, ranging from blenders to innovative storage devices, which will help to reduce food waste.

During the course of the challenge, households will also get a helpful handbook packed with tools and tips and will become part of the Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge community, leading the way for Poole.

Find out more about the Waste less, Save more campaign in Poole

Cllr John Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, Borough of Poole, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for households in Poole to learn fantastic new ways to prevent food waste and save money at the same time. With professional cooking workshops and the chance to own some great kitchen devices, this is an opportunity that I encourage everyone to apply for.”

Waste less, Save more was launched by Sainsbury’s in 2015 to help combat the growing issue of food waste. Following an innovative 12-month trial in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, the retailer has unveiled a new plan which has included a further £1million investment to support 29 UK-wide community projects.

Applications for the Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge can be completed online or a paper-copy can be collected from all Poole libraries.

Apply for the Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge online

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 November 2017.

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