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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Back-yard composting training is given for residents who compost or would like to learn compost their biowaste at home. The training session takes about two hours. Residents can gather a small group of people and make arrangements with TRSWM for the composting expert to give them composting training. The training is free of charge.

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056 ORDIF: Travelling books, France

"Travelling books" ("Passe-livres") is an annual campaign initiated and led by an local environmental association in Montreuil-sur-Mer, North of France. The main objective of this operation is to increase public awareness on waste generation by showing that cultural products can also generate waste. The idea of Travelling books is to give them a second life by exchanging them in several places in the city during the European week for waste reduction.

The first operation was held in 2008 and is expected to be renewed next year.

For more information (in Frenc...

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