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Durham University


Love Food Hate Waste Campaign

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign will take place between Monday 4 & Sunday November 2019, as part of the University’s Waste Awareness Week. Catered colleges will be encouraged to reduce their plate waste by the greatest percentage compared to the base week earlier in the term!

Last year the winner and recipient of the 'John Turner Trophy', Hatfield College, after achieving a 22% reduction in plate waste weight per person which works out at 0.16kg each! St Cuthbert's Society and Trevelyan College were also commended for their low baselines of plate waste and Collingwood and University College's were commended for their succesful reductions during the competitions.

If you eat in college, ask for a smaller portion if a serving looks too large. There are many servery sections that you can return to rather than overloading your plate first time round, and some colleges allow you to go back for seconds after a specified time.

If you cook for yourself, there are lots of steps you can take to eliminate food wastage, including freezing extra portions, keeping stock of best before dates, measuring food before you cook it etc. For more information and a range of handy tips, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.

Have a suggestion for how to reduce food waste around the University? Please fill in the Questions and Suggestions form here.

Spoiled Rotten

Love Food Hate Waste have a new campaign called Spoiled Rotten. There are three simple steps 1) store food properly; 2) buy what you need; and 3) eat what you buy. Go to their website to find out more saving tips!

OLIO: The Food Sharing Revolution

This year we’re supporting OLIO’s mission to stop good food from going to waste. If you think binning perfectly good food is bonkers, download their free app and get involved.

OLIO is a free app connecting people with their neighbours and with local shops so surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away.