The local campaign in North London was based upon UK-wide research and a campaign by WRAP. The research showed that households could save up to £50 per month by reducing their food waste and that nationally around a third of all the food we buy ends up being thrown away, most of which could still have been eaten.

The campaign involved a variety of activities (which have been based upon effective campaigns delivered in other areas) including:
food waste roadshows, a recipe competition for residents, community kitchen workshops, events with local businesses, a media campaign and...

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Tuesday, 12 July 2011 16:35

082 The Real Nappy Campaign, UK

Milton Keynes has a growing population with a large proportion of young families. Facing increasing pressure to accomodate household waste in local landfills as well as new UK targets to reduce biodegradable municipal waste. Milton Keynes designed a targeted  scheme  to address this major component on th borough's landfill  problem. A guide for parents was created, feturing step by step instructions to simplify the switch to reusable nappies and detailed  local information on suppliers as well as laundering services. A central element of the real nappy ...

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23/06/2011 - The European Commission study on the “Evolution of (bio-)waste generation/prevention and (bio-)waste prevention indicator” led by Umweltbundesamt, BIO Intelligence Service, Arcadis and AEA, aims to support EU Member States in designing and implementing waste prevention programmes and in implementing the recommendations of Commission Communication (2010) 235 on bio-waste.

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