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Amost 3,000 meals of surplus food from Tesco stores in Westmeath have been donated to local charities across the county since the roll-out of its FoodCloud partnership last July.
Mayo County Council’s environment department is urging householders across the county to try to cut down on food waste this Christmas. “More food is thrown out during the festive season than at any other time of the year and buying too much can have a big impact on your pocket and the environment,” said a spokesperson for the authority’s environmental section.
As part of international Geography Awareness Week from 17-21 November, postgraduate students within NUI Galway’s Discipline of Geography have organised an eclectic programme of events around this year’s theme of ‘Geographies of Food’.
Westmeath County Council is challenging Westmeath householders to reduce their food waste by a quarter under the Stop Food Waste Challenge.
Householders who reduce their food waste by 25 per cent could save as much as €60 a month on their bills.
A new regulation coming into effect on Tuesday could help householders in Castlebar and Ballina cut down on the thousands of euros of food that is being binned each year.
Independent legal advice is being sought by city councillors who continue to plead with city manager Brendan McGrath not to continue with plans to privatise the household waste collection service.
One third of the food we buy ends up in the bin costing the average housholder €1,000 a year, that is according to the StopFoodWaste Campaign which will have its own stall at this year’s Galway Food Festival providing members of the public with all they need to know about food waste and creative ways to be more economical.
Barna Waste has announced the planned opening of its regional composting centre at the Headford Road with the creation of 10 jobs. The new €6 million facility is the largest composting site in Connacht and is authorised to cater for up to 40,000 tonnes of waste annually. Initial weekly volumes of brown bin waste handled on site will be the equivalent of composting the annual food waste produced by a town of 4,000 inhabitants.
The Environmental Protection Agency has recently launched a one-stop shop for businesses in Westmeath to help them save money while preventing waste, conserving water, and reducing their energy costs. The EPA developed these resources for the many businesses in Westmeath facing increasing energy costs and waste and water charges that are looking to reduce their overheads by adopting smarter, greener ways of doing business.