Love Food Hate Waste – training & workshop

Would you like to help spread the message?

The Love Food Hate Waste organisation is offering fully funded training and workshops to community groups, we are planning to run a workshop in Ashtead once we have enough people signed up. If you would like to take part please can you phone Caroline 01372 801683 or email


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Get involved in reducing food waste

Fully funded training and workshops


What is the issue?
UK households waste £12.5 billion worth good food and drink each year, costing the average family with children £700 a year, or around £60 a month. Most of this food and drink waste could have been avoided if only we’d eaten it in time, or knew how much food to prepare and what we could do with our leftovers.

Why does food waste matter?
Wasting food and drink is a waste of money. It is also an unnecessary waste of energy and natural resources which went into the production, storage, preparation, packaging and transportation of that food. If we could stop throwing good food away, we could save the equivalent carbon emissions as taking 1 in 4 cars off UK roads.

Love Food Hate Waste is a national initiative to try and address this issue. It offers practical tips about a range of food-saving measures, from planning to food portioning, and from better food storage to using up leftovers. More details about this initiative can be found at:

How can we help you?
If you would like to get involved, we offer training sessions for a range of organisations including local authorities, businesses and community groups, who wish to take an active role in reducing food waste. The incentive for this might be to help your staff/group members/volunteers/local community reduce their food waste, or to assist your customers in saving money on food that might otherwise have been thrown away, or alternatively to contribute towards your organisation’s corporate social responsibility.

The training covers the background to, and issues around, food waste; the key behaviours to help reduce food waste and support on engaging with others/passing the messages on. The training session lasts approximately 3.5 hours, but there is flexibility in this, which your Local Partnership Adviser is happy to discuss with you to ensure it meets your needs. It is designed to be fun and interactive and includes practical activities.

At the end of the session, attendees will:
• Understand the significance of food waste, its causes and consequences.
• Have an awareness of what steps food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are taking to help us all waste less food.
• Understand Love Food Hate Waste tips and advice and know how they themselves can benefit from this.
• Be able to engage with others on Love Food Hate Waste and help share the benefits.
• Be able to plan, deliver and monitor the outcome of their activities and communication around Love Food Hate Waste, using new and existing opportunities available to them.
• Know how to access information and resources to support them in spreading the message.

A full support pack will be provided, which includes a comprehensive handbook and copies of all the activities used in the training, as well as a planning sheet and an event tracker stored on a memory stick. Attendees will also receive a certificate of attendance to acknowledge their involvement in this national initiative. On-going support is available through monthly online newsletters and via our partners’ website.
How can you help us?
In return for the free training, resources and support, we hope that you will do what you can to pass on the Love Food Hate Waste tips and advice to as many people as possible, so that even more people can share the benefits.

We will support your endeavours wherever we can, and will send you a monthly electronic newsletter full of ideas, new material and inspiring events and stories from a growing community of like-minded people. You will also be able to discuss the possibility of on-going support with your trainer.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the above, or to arrange some training.

Who are we?
Love Food Hate Waste is brought to you from WRAP, a not-for-profit company established in 2000. WRAP is backed by government funding from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is a private company limited by guarantee.
WRAP’s role is to help and support businesses and individuals to reap the benefits of reducing waste and using resources in a more efficient way. More details about WRAP can be found at: WRAP is also well known for Recycle Now offering support on advice on recycling