Calling all Londoners – Make a ‘Small Change, Big Difference’ to eat healthily and fight food waste

2 November 2017

Written by: Lambeth Council and Veolia

Council services > Food > Health and Wellbeing

Food for thought!

Did you know, over half the 900,000 tonnes of food thrown away in London each year is perfectly edible? Wasting it makes no sense either environmentally or economically.

Caption: "Small Change, Big Difference" next to the EU Life logo.

This November, a new campaign called ‘Small Change, Big Difference’ launches in the capital. Funded by the EU Life Programme, it aims to help Londoners make a big difference to their health, pockets and the planet by getting savvier with their food. The campaign is all about eating more healthily and sustainably, reducing the food we waste at home and recycling more of the inedible bits. The first three boroughs getting involved with the campaign are Lambeth, Hackney and Merton.

What to look out for

Over the next month in Lambeth, keep your eyes peeled for:

  • A number of pop up events around the borough where Veolia’s Communication, Education and Outreach Officers will be on hand to offer advice about food waste recycling and re-using leftovers and will be giving away food waste reduction gadgets like spaghetti measures and bag clips Lambeth Public Health will also be on hand to give advice around healthy eating.
  • Three healthy recipe ideas and food hacks have been put together by local resident Valcie Mcintosh to help you use up common leftover vegetables. The videos will be playing across social media; Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, with the full recipes and tips available on LoveLambeth in the coming weeks.
  • The team at the Peoples’ Fridge have pulled together a food network guide for Lambeth residents containing recipes, top tips and a map to local organisations you can support.
  • Cinema advertising about the campaign can also be seen in The Ritzy and Clapham Picturehouse cinemas as well as on refuse vehicles and digital billboards around the borough.

We will be posting updates to Love Lambeth with how you can get behind the campaign and where to find the pop-up events over the coming days and weeks.  Small change, big difference!

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