Green Impact team create a love food hate waste recipe book

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:40:00 BST

The Centre for Musculoskeletal Research (CfMR) Green Impact team held a Green Impact Awareness Week from 13–17 June.

Under the umbrella of a “Love Food Hate Waste” campaign, one of the challenges for the week was to encourage staff members to share their leftover food recipes in light of the fact that so much food is discarded. In the UK, 7 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away from homes, costing £12.5 billion every year. At the same time food poverty is on the rise. The average household could save between £40-60 per month just by transforming their food leftovers into meals.

It was decided that, rather than printing out individual recipes to give away on the day, it would be more sustainable and kinder to the environment if a user-friendly e-Recipe booklet was compiled that could be accessed from any laptop, smartphone or tablet. It was envisaged that the collection would be organic in the sense that it would grow and evolve over time.

So, not only were the team able to creatively collate imaginative recipes for a whole variety of food leftovers, it was also an ideal opportunity to share tips and information, from various sources, about food shopping and storage, ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates, as well as advice on simple things, such as how to tell if eggs are still fresh. Read the e-Recipe booklet.