Waste Buster training session Cressing Temple

Braintree and Witham Times: Waste Busters explain how to reduce food waste Waste Busters explain how to reduce food waste

The Waste Busters are coming to Cressing Temple on Saturday 1 February to teach people how to reduce food waste.

The team of volunteers spread their message through talks and demonstrations.

County councillor Roger Walters, cabinet member for waste and recycling said: "If you're passionate about the environment why not sign up?"

If interested in booking a place on the session contact Lisa Cross on lisa.cross@gov.uk or 07717 867166.

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2:20pm Tue 28 Jan 14

zerowasteisthewaytogo says...

Now if you could only sort out the labelling so that everybody understood what it means and people didn't end up wasting so much because they don't.

So many people still do not understand the difference between BEST BEFORE and USE BY dates and that Best Before is not a Bad After Date.

Also they don't understand that the USE BY date doesn't mean that if you buy one with a long date you can necessarily keep it open and don't have to finish it until that date,. Very often in the small print or on the back it says:ONCE OPEN eat within 24 hrs or within 2 days. You need to take account of that.

The Food Standard Agency guidelines are here:

http://food.gov.uk/a
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Now if you could only sort out the labelling so that everybody understood what it means and people didn't end up wasting so much because they don't. So many people still do not understand the difference between BEST BEFORE and USE BY dates and that Best Before is not a Bad After Date. Also they don't understand that the USE BY date doesn't mean that if you buy one with a long date you can necessarily keep it open and don't have to finish it until that date,. Very often in the small print or on the back it says:ONCE OPEN eat within 24 hrs or within 2 days. You need to take account of that. The Food Standard Agency guidelines are here: http://food.gov.uk/a bout-us/about-the-fs a/faqsconsumer/bestb eforeuseby#.Uue6cBDF K00 zerowasteisthewaytogo

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