Share Your Love of Leftovers This Christmas
For a chance to win £100 to spend in a local sustainable restaurant
This Christmas, residents in Hounslow can win £100 to spend in a local sustainable restaurant or a hamper full of eco goodies, simply by sharing their best Christmas leftover tips.
We all know how much food we can end up wasting at Christmas – all those soggy sprouts and turkey trimmings we never get round to eating. In fact, it’s estimated that residents in West London will throw out a whopping 16,500 tonnes of perfectly edible food over the festive period costing each household around £50.
That’s why the West London Waste Authority has launched a fantastic competition for residents to swap their best recipes for making the most of their lovely leftovers. All you need to do is send in a recipe for either a starter, main meal or desert using at least two items of leftovers from your Christmas dinner. A panel of judges will then pick the tastiest recipe that uses leftovers most creatively.
Cllr Corinna Smart, Hounslow’s lead member for the environment said: “Everyone has leftover food from the Christmas period – this is a great incentive for the people of Hounslow to use their imagination and win a prize to boot.
Waste food costs not only the council money to dispose of, but also residents, to the tune of £50 per household. Being creative and finding a way to turn leftovers into something delicious is definitely something we support.”
The closing date for entries is 23 January 2011. Send your recipe (with full instructions) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Waste Minimisation Coordinator, WLWA, Mogden Works, Modgen Lane, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 7LP. Make sure you also include:
• your name,
Visit www.westlondonwaste.gov.uk for competition terms and conditions or to find out more about reducing food waste this Christmas.
December 7, 2010