Is the anti-food waste revolution here?

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Sainsbury’s has linked up with Google to create a website that gives customers recipe ideas from a list of leftovers, in a bid to cut food waste. The interactive Food Rescue tool allows users to input up to nine ingredients languishing in the fridge or cupboard, in turn presenting them with recipe ideas ranging from suppers to snacks. Food Rescue also records the weight of food reused and money saved per completed recipe, generating a leader board for different regions across the UK. Figures from the Government’s waste reduction advisory body, Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap), suggest that 4.2m tonnes of consumable food and drink is wasted each year in the UK. However there is hope that attitudes are changing - and Leeds is already blazing a trail in reducing food waste. Adam Smith’s cafe, The Hub in Armley, uses unwanted food to cook for the masses - who then pay what they feel it is worth. By February this year the cafe - part of the wider ‘The Real Junk Food Project’ - had saved one tonne of food from going to waste, Restaurants, supermarkets and local residents across the city have been getting behind the venture - with caviar, truffles, a kilo of smoked salmon among the unwanted food dropped off, alongside the more common potatoes, bread and broccoli. Read our article with Sat Bains whose restaurant is the first in the UK to install a new piece of technology to reduce food waste. Start doing your bit for food waste by downloading the Wise Up on Waste app. The app helps you to identify when and where you are generating the most food waste and what the potential cost saving to your business can be if you reduce your waste by 20%. Download your Wise Up on Waste app today. Available in Android and iOS NOW! google playapp store
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Editor 4th July 2014

Is the anti-food waste revolution here?