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Love Food, Hate Waste – 25th October 2011

Do you want to vary the food you eat and save money at the same time? Then get down to Liverpool city centre this week where recycling officers from Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) will be giving advice as to how you can reduce the amount of food you throw away, alter your diet and save money on your shopping bills.

As well as free information and recipe cards designed to help families use up leftover food, there will be giveaways for visitors completing surveys at the MWDA stand which will be at Liverpool One on Paradise Street, next to John Lewis.

Research shows that the average family with two children can save up to £50 a month on food by making small changes to their lifestyle, such as:

– making a shopping list
– buying only what you’ll eat
– measuring what you use
– storing and freezing leftovers.

Councillor Joe DeAsha, Chairperson of MWDA, said: “People are sometimes surprised when they’re told how much money they could save by smarter food shopping – who wouldn’t want to save up to £50 a month? And as well as the financial and health benefits, this drive on food waste also means less material going to landfill, which is better for all of us.”

The information stand at Liverpool One, as well as giving food waste advice, is also promoting the Authority’s two education Recycling Discovery Centres in Wirral and Liverpool. The Centres – which cater for anyone from local schools, businesses and community groups – lets visitors see the recycling process from your bin to sorted and separated items.

Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MWDA, said: “Everyone is welcome to our stand – the more the merrier. People can get tips on how to reduce food bills and find out about opportunities to see first-hand how the whole recycling process works.”

The MWDA stand will be outside the John Lewis store until Sunday 30th October.

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