Best Before Project - Bury St Edmunds

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Thank you Judy -
Food donations from Adventures Offshore

Monday 17 December, 2018

Last week the BBP received a kind donation of food items from Judy of Adventures Offshore, a company that facilitates the development of life skills through adventurous activity, in this case, sailing. 
Their goal is to provide, through the medium of sail training, opportunities for young people and vulnerable adults to discover their sense of adventure, in the process developing transferable skills that will aid their educational, personal and social development. 
From all of us at the BBP and our customers, a HUGE thank you for your kind support :-)
http://adventuresoffshore.co.uk/

Tesco to scrap 'best before' dates from fruit and vegetable lines

Monday October 22, 2018

Labels will be ditched from a further 116 lines of produce to help reduce food waste.

The UK’s largest supermarket is to scrap potentially confusing “best before” dates from dozens more of its fresh fruit and vegetable lines after research found ditching the labels helped customers reduce their food waste at home.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/tesco-to-scrap-best-before-dates-from-fruit-and-vegetable-lines

How much food have we saved in the last year?

Sunday October 21, 2018

This is a breakdown of the number of KGs received in food donations each month:

2017               August                     19.5

2017               September              45.5

2017               October                 182.0

2017               November            169.0

2017               December             110.5

2018               January                 104.0

2018                February              130.0

2018                March                    143.0

2018                April                        331.5

2018                May                        201.5

2018               June                        247.0

2018               July                          253.5

2018               August                    175.5

2018               September             256.75


Total                                                  2369.25kg (364.5 trays of food approx)


1Kg of food = 2.2 meals approx so 5212 meals in one year (rounding up)

38 Degrees - Walkers Crips to recycle their crisp bags

Monday August 27, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Walkers have just announced they’re launching a scheme to recycle crisp packets! It’ll mean fewer crisp packets going to landfill or washing up on our beaches. And it’s down to you.
Walkers bosses have taken this huge step forward because of the hundreds of thousands of us who’ve been demanding action. There’s been a huge petition, thousands of messages all over Walkers’ social media, and hundreds of us grabbing the headlines by posting our packets back to Walkers. We’ve really piled on the pressure.
The new scheme will put special crisp packet recycling points across the country. It’s not perfect - Walkers need to do more to make their packets properly recyclable everywhere. But this is a huge step forward

Success on Bury Food and Drink Festival and a Big THANK YOU

September 6, 2018

We had a great day on the 27th of August at the Bury Food and Drink Festival with lots and lots of interest from the public and it was great to hear that many of you knew about us.

However, this success would not have been possible without the generous help of

Come and meet us at the Bury Food Festival this Bank Holiday Weekend

Monday August 27, 2018

Since we concern ourselves with food waste, what better place to be to promote our work and shop than at the Bury Food Festival. Please come and see us. We will be near the monument on the Angel Hill :-)

14 June 2018: Feedback’s ranking of supermarkets on efforts to address food waste finds Waitrose, Co-op and Marks & Spencer trailing other retailers

June 14, 2018

We ranked the UK’s top ten supermarkets based on publicly available information on their work to reduce food waste. Our ranking assessed the supermarkets against the food use hierarchy which requires that prevention be the priority towards tackling waste.

Read more here

Successful May Bank Holiday Stall

May 31, 2018

We had a great day promoting our work and shop on the May Bank Holiday. We had lots of sweets made from best before foods which people could taste and also lots of beautiful salad leaves and edible flowers from the Walled Garden in Brent Eleigh.

 

Thank you Judy -
Food donations from Adventures Offshore

Monday 17 December, 2018

Last week the BBP received a kind donation of food items from Judy of Adventures Offshore, a company that facilitates the development of life skills through adventurous activity, in this case, sailing. 
Their goal is to provide, through the medium of sail training, opportunities for young people and vulnerable adults to discover their sense of adventure, in the process developing transferable skills that will aid their educational, personal and social development. 
From all of us at the BBP and our customers, a HUGE thank you for your kind support :-)
http://adventuresoffshore.co.uk/

Tesco to scrap 'best before' dates from fruit and vegetable lines

Monday October 22, 2018

Labels will be ditched from a further 116 lines of produce to help reduce food waste.

The UK’s largest supermarket is to scrap potentially confusing “best before” dates from dozens more of its fresh fruit and vegetable lines after research found ditching the labels helped customers reduce their food waste at home.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/tesco-to-scrap-best-before-dates-from-fruit-and-vegetable-lines

How much food have we saved in the last year?

Sunday October 21, 2018

This is a breakdown of the number of KGs received in food donations each month:

2017               August                     19.5

2017               September              45.5

2017               October                 182.0

2017               November            169.0

2017               December             110.5

2018               January                 104.0

2018                February              130.0

2018                March                    143.0

2018                April                        331.5

2018                May                        201.5

2018               June                        247.0

2018               July                          253.5

2018               August                    175.5

2018               September             256.75


Total                                                  2369.25kg (364.5 trays of food approx)


1Kg of food = 2.2 meals approx so 5212 meals in one year (rounding up)

38 Degrees - Walkers Crips to recycle their crisp bags

Monday August 27, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Walkers have just announced they’re launching a scheme to recycle crisp packets! It’ll mean fewer crisp packets going to landfill or washing up on our beaches. And it’s down to you.
Walkers bosses have taken this huge step forward because of the hundreds of thousands of us who’ve been demanding action. There’s been a huge petition, thousands of messages all over Walkers’ social media, and hundreds of us grabbing the headlines by posting our packets back to Walkers. We’ve really piled on the pressure.
The new scheme will put special crisp packet recycling points across the country. It’s not perfect - Walkers need to do more to make their packets properly recyclable everywhere. But this is a huge step forward

Success on Bury Food and Drink Festival and a Big THANK YOU

September 6, 2018

We had a great day on the 27th of August at the Bury Food and Drink Festival with lots and lots of interest from the public and it was great to hear that many of you knew about us.

However, this success would not have been possible without the generous help of

Come and meet us at the Bury Food Festival this Bank Holiday Weekend

Monday August 27, 2018

Since we concern ourselves with food waste, what better place to be to promote our work and shop than at the Bury Food Festival. Please come and see us. We will be near the monument on the Angel Hill :-)

14 June 2018: Feedback’s ranking of supermarkets on efforts to address food waste finds Waitrose, Co-op and Marks & Spencer trailing other retailers

June 14, 2018

We ranked the UK’s top ten supermarkets based on publicly available information on their work to reduce food waste. Our ranking assessed the supermarkets against the food use hierarchy which requires that prevention be the priority towards tackling waste.

Read more here

Successful May Bank Holiday Stall

May 31, 2018

We had a great day promoting our work and shop on the May Bank Holiday. We had lots of sweets made from best before foods which people could taste and also lots of beautiful salad leaves and edible flowers from the Walled Garden in Brent Eleigh.

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