LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE - GlasgowRecently we were invited to take part in the launch of a new campaign to encourage householders to reduce their food waste. The Liquid Greens Machine is a smoothie van that serves up healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies from ingredients that are commonly wasted every day in our homes. The van was outside Tesco on Sauchiehall Street serving up smoothies to the good people of Glasgow.

We were invited to take part to deal with all the waste generated by the event. After a really busy day there was nearly 70kg of waste generated and a massive 99% of the unwanted resources were either composted or recycled – meaning that only 1% ended up going to landfill –  a fantastic achievement for all concerned!

LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE - GlasgowThe Love Food Hate Waste campaign is undertaking intensive activity in ten cities across the UK in partnership with major food retailers, and will be working in Glasgow with Tesco to help people waste less food through cookery classes, events and tips focusing on making food go further. The Love Food Hate Waste campaign is delivered in Scotland by Zero Waste Scotland, whose key priorities include tackling food waste through campaigns and support for councils to provide food waste collections.