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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Waste Reduction Volunteers Needed

 

Would you like to learn how to shave pounds off your shopping bill? Cheshire East Council is hosting a training day to show people how to do just that – and become a Waste Reduction Volunteer (WRV).

Over a month the average family throws away £50 worth of food as most of the waste that ends up in our black bin becomes dinner table scraps.

The Council is now looking to recruit WRVs who can spread the word about the benefits of home composting and reducing household food waste.

The Council would like to hear from people who want to take part in a day’s training at Middlewich Community Church on Saturday 16 February.

Volunteer Sally Hoare, from Wilmslow said: “Being a volunteer has lots of benefits and I’ve met some great, like-minded people. I am passionate about doing my bit to help save the planet and enjoy talking about ways to reduce food waste at events like this throughout the year. I would definitely recommend it”.

Councillor David Topping, Cabinet member in charge of environmental services, said: “This is fun, engaging and extremely worthwhile. 

“Not only will your efforts help divert needless amounts of food and organic waste from going to landfill, the training will also help people plan their food shopping more carefully and save money in the long term – up to £50 per month for a family of four.”

Volunteers will receive training, travel expenses and membership of the WRV reward scheme. Anyone interested in becoming a WRV should visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/recycling  to sign up, or telephone the project coordinator on: 01270 686094.

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