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Join our Love Food, Hate Waste winter challenge


We’re calling on residents to take part in our Love Food, Hate Waste winter challenge this November.

After registering your interest, you'll  be asked to keep a food diary from Monday 13 November. And if you complete the quick before and after surveys that accompany the challenge, you'll automatically be entered into our competition to win a food blender.

We'll send you a free helpful goody-bag, along with regular top tips and expert advice, to help you cut down your food waste. Once you put the food waste tips into action you should start to waste less food, see a rise in your bank balance, whilst also helping the environment.

Households in the UK throw away approximately seven million tonnes of food and drink every year, so we want to help you become more food savvy in the kitchen.  Wasting food costs the average family over £700 a year, the equivalent of almost £60 a month - think what you could do with that money instead.

After our summer challenge, 94 per cent of people who took part  said the challenge made them more aware of the food they wasted, with all participants telling us that they had changed their behaviours.

One participant, Lynette, said: “I signed up knowing that I didn't waste much edible food, but I was intrigued to see what the challenge involved as there is always something new to learn. I've been very impressed by the items sent through and just how much fun and passion has been communicated by the emails. I hope those who were wasting edible food have seen just how easy it is not to. You have given much food for thought and inspiration to everyone, thank you. I hope others will have found it as positive an experience as I have.”

The Love Food, Hate Waste challenge starts on Monday 13 November and finishes on Sunday 10 December. To register, email r4d@dacorum.gov.uk with your interest by Sunday 12 November

If you or someone you know would benefit from the challenge, please visit our Love Food, Hate Waste page for more information.