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Waste volunteer offer in view of shocking food recycling stats
FOOD waste accounts for a third of the average Cheshire East household bin, with the average family throwing away £50 of edibles a month.
Cheshire East Council is hosting a training day to show people how to arrest the startling figures by becoming a Waste Reduction Volunteer (WRV) for the authority.
All Waste Reduction Volunteers receive a day’s training from the Council and are then invited to spread the word about home composting and the national Love Food Hate Waste programme at local events, schools and community projects.
The council want to hear from people who would like to take part in a day’s training in Macclesfield on Saturday, October 12.
Cheshire East volunteer, Sally Hoare, said: “Being a volunteer has lots of benefits and I’ve met some great like-minded people.
“I am passionate about doing my bit to help save the planet and enjoy talking about ways to reduce food waste at events throughout the year. I would definitely recommend it”.
Clr David Topping, cabinet member in charge of environmental services, added: “This is fun, engaging and extremely worthwhile.
“Not only will your efforts help divert needless amounts of food and organic waste from going to landfill, the training will also help people plan their food shopping more carefully and save money in the long term – up to £50 per month for a family of four.”
“I would urge anyone with an interest in the environment and some time to spare to consider becoming a Waste Reduction Volunteer.”
Volunteers will receive training, travel expenses and membership of the WRV reward scheme. Anyone interested should visit: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/recycling, or call 01270 686094.
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