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According to a national research survey of 1,100 people conducted by Stop Food Waste, a programme developed by the Environmental Protection Agency, 53 per cent of Mayo people throw away food regularly. In fact, 30 per cent of the food we buy ends up in the bin, costing the average household up to €1,000 a year in food waste.
Leftover food accounts for a large proportion of the waste in many businesses. Disposing of it properly is a legal requirement but proper disposal can also save companies money.
An information seminar will be run by Mayo County Council in partnership with Castlebar Camber of Commerce on the new Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations. The seminar will also cover ways of minimising food waste in the catering sector.
This week I am going to talk about composting of garden and kitchen waste. Now people are starting to think about composting their waste in the garden as the leaves are starting to fall off the trees.
The Environmental Protection Agency is urging households in County Mayo to stay green this Christmas and recycle their wrapping and packaging and compost their leftovers. Christmas time produces more waste than any other time of the year, according to the EPA, and this waste can be diverted from landfills if people remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle. On average, every resident in Mayo generated 729kg of municipal waste in 2008.