MP set to look at issues of food waste

Kirsten Oswald MP
Kirsten Oswald MP

Kirsten Oswald MP is to examine means of helping households to cut food waste.

The average family in the UK throws away £700 of avoidable food waste every year.

Sainsbury’s, one of East Renfrewshire’s major food retailers, are working with residents in the town of Swadlincote, Derbyshire to test a number of methods to cut food waste.

The best ideas from this year-long trial will be rolled out by Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.

Kirsten is to attend a food waste event in Westminster on the 15th November to see these initiatives first-hand.

Kirsten commented: “Reducing food waste is an important issue and one I am keen to champion in East Renfrewshire.

“More information about food date labels and meal planning are simple but effective tools to saving on food waste.

“I am interested to hear that Sainsbury’s are going further and testing the use of new technologies and community projects to see what works best in reducing food waste.

“With major companies telling us prices are set to rise due to current uncertainty over the UK’s relationship with the EU, reducing food waste is an excellent way to cut down on weekly shopping bills.”