Saturday, 7 September 2013

Zero Waste Week- taking stock of our food waste problem

Today is the last day of national Zero Waste Week. Hopefully, you may have caught wind of this in advance, and if so, I hope you've had a successful time trimming the pounds off your bin bags. If not, I'll fill you in.

This year the focus was on reducing food waste and is being done in partnership with The Rubbish Diet, which is not just a clever name but also a very educational food waste website. Now, this subject has already been in the news a lot over the past few months, as we've documented ourselves. One of our regular bloggers, Debbie, has even provided a short list of easy tips to help reduce your food waste. Food wastage is all the more important when we take a moment to consider the wider environmental issues around global food security. For a quick easy-watching video on this latter topic, take a look here.

EMERGE's sister charity, FareShare North West, focuses on harnessing Manchester's commercial food waste and donating it to those in food poverty. this is a great initiative that provides a vital service for those in need in Greater Manchester. For more information, take a look at our website.

For advice and information on helping to reduce food waste in your business, contact us! This is an important issue, so help us help you help all of us.


EMERGE provides environmental education and advice on resource management, waste composition and sustainable procurement issues. 

We are now working in partnership with Cooler to deliver ‘Carbon Literacy’ trainings for businesses across Greater Manchester. This is a relevant, informative and practical training – you will return to your desk/vehicle/role knowing what your personal carbon footprint is and with actions you can do to reduce it. 
For more info see www.carbonliteracy.com or speak to Liz Lauder on 0161 223 8200 to book your places. 

Visit our new Pop-Up Shop in Manchester city centre! Promoting the 3Rs of waste reduction, reuse and recyling, we are selling goodies and local arts and crafts with a 'Made in Manchester' theme. We have cards, soaps, jewellery, second hand books, clothes, records, bric a brac and lots of gift ideas from the cheap and cheerful to great works of art! 
Find us at Brazennose House West, Brazennose St, M2 5AS. Opening hours are usually 12-5pm Wed-Sat but are subject to change. Please contact office@emergemanchester.co.uk for more info.

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