Thursday, 27 October 2016 14:42

Shop.Cook.Save. cooks up a storm in Cumberland

Cumberland Council's Shop.Cook.Save. team with Poppy the Possum. Cumberland Council's Shop.Cook.Save. team with Poppy the Possum.

WSROC’s Shop. Cook. Save. program cooked up a sustainable storm at the Wentworthville Community Gardens Open Day on October 15.

Cumberland residents turned out to see former Masterchef contestant and Western Sydney restaurant owner, Jay Huxley, whip up healthy, low-cost recipes that help minimise food waste in the kitchen.

Following the cooking demonstration, residents were keen to make a commitment to reducing food waste at home, with many pledging to ‘shop to a list’ or ‘take a packed lunch’ in order to reduce the amount of good food being thrown away.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “Currently, Western Sydney residents waste around 142,000 tonnes of food every year, which is about a third of the waste put out for the kerbside garbage collection each week.

“This isn’t good for family budgets, it isn’t good for the environment, and it is costing councils and their residents money in terms of waste management,” he said.

“WSROC and its councils are working to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, but we can’t do it alone. We need our residents to help us.

“That is why community programs like Shop.Cook.Save. are so important.

“It is about giving residents the knowledge and skills they need to prevent food waste at home to so we can all reduce waste and save money,” said Cr Bali.

For more information on the Shop.Cook.Save. program visit the WSROC website.


Related content:

WSROC Projects: Shop.Cook.Save.

News story: Food waste program launches into the Hills, Blacktown (19 August, 2016)

News story: Shop Cook Save kicks off in Parramatta (30 June, 2016)

News story: Western Sydney loves food, hates waste (1 April, 2016)




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