Our Spud & Slice Competition Winner
How many of you remember our Spud and Slice competition in February this year? To enter, all you had to do was check out all the quick and easy to do tips on our Spud and Slice pages online and let us know which of the tips you liked to SaveaSpud or SaveaSlice and send it in via one of our social media channels.
Many of you were happy to share with us which tip they used or were planning to use. As competitions go however, there could only be one winner. We haven’t been able to let you know who that is until now, the winner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet has been volunteering for a project in India and only returned last week.
So this week, our winner, Ilana Estreich from Ealing, came into our office and collected her winning prize from Roger St Paul who works in our Waste Minimisation Team and maybe he’s a face you’ve seen at our events.
Ilana is keenly aware of how much food is wasted in this country, but is “…happy that the food waste issue is more out in the open and it’s a lot easier now to find good tips and ideas on how to reduce your food waste at home.”
Ilana was also positive about “the proactivity surrounding the food waste issue and raising awareness from many organisations, including West London Waste”.
Even though many of us hate to admit it, we all throw food away. According to Love Food Hate Waste, each of us throws away, on average, 110 kg a year! As the top two discarded food items from homes in the UK, we’ve used our tearful twosome –Spud & Slice – to represent the 24 million slices of bread and 5.8 million portions of potatoes thrown away each year in the UK. Even though they are sad about how much they are binned, there are a number of ways each of us can help them turn their frown upside down.
To start you off, why not check out our 7 top tips for avoiding food waste at home or if you know of any other ones, then why not drop us a tweet on Twitter to @WestLondonWaste or check out our Facebook page. We are always happy to share any tips and ideas we get.
You can also check out Love Food Hate Waste or your local council website or see what community groups are active in your area and see how you can get involved.