RESIDENTS of Vale Royal are being urged to think about how much food they waste, after some startling figures have been released.
Officers from Vale Royal Borough Council will be at the Vale Royal Food and Garden Festival on Saturday and Sunday (October 18-19) to show people how they can make their food go further.
It is estimated that almost 5,000 potatoes and just over 3,900 apples are thrown away from households in Vale Royal every day.
The council aims to tackle the problem head-on by attending the Food Festival, where the team will advise the public what can be done to reduce waste.
Cllr Lynn Riley, lead councillor for environmental management, said: “Food waste is a serious issue and has a major impact on the environment and our pockets too. We could all save money in Vale Royal by making better use of the food we already have.
“Looking to reduce this waste would cut down on the quantity of potatoes, for example, that are dumped in landfill sites along with its associated packaging.”
The Vale Royal Food and Garden Festival is at The Hollies Farm Shop this weekend.