How to reduce food waste and save money

Some of those who attended the The Transform: Your Community volunteer group workshop at Jules Caf� Delim on Thursday where they learned how to reduce fiood waste and save money.

Some of those who attended the The Transform: Your Community volunteer group workshop at Jules Caf� Delim on Thursday where they learned how to reduce fiood waste and save money.

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The Transform: Your Community group was in Carnoustie on Thursday to promote the Zero Waste Scotland Volunteer programme.

The principal aim is to help local people reduce food waste and save money.

The workshop, which took place at Jules Café Deli, was open to the public and was run with the help of Julie and Elaine from Jules Café Deli and the Serenity Sanctuary.

The purpose was to demonstrate that we can shop smarter, store food better and freeze foods in order to waste less and save money. Advice and tips were given by Andrew Baird, The Healthy Eating Coach on Facebook, and Jackie Downing, both volunteers with Transform: Your Community.

Those who attended, including local councillor Brian Boyd, were given detailed information on how to shop smarter by planning purchases in advance and shopping after eating to avoid impulse buying, store food correctly to prolong life and knowledge on foods which can be frozen that many people are unaware of, for example, milk which is unlikely to be used can be frozen.

It was pointed out that all of the information provided can be found on the Love Food Hate Waste website at www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

The session was a great success and will be repeated at the venue on Thursday, March 13.

Programme co-ordinator, David Nicoll, commented: “We are working in communities throughout Angus and Dundee to promote recycling and waste reduction.”

For more information or to get involved, contact David on 01382 224966 or e-mail him at dnicoll@transformcd.org