“These are like drop off events, people can come along and try food which has been made out of leftover food by Lia’s Kitchen. People can see more ideas about what you can do with leftovers and also take some tools, recipes and tips to put into practice,” says Luke Rice of Cynefin Cardiff.
According to the Gwyrdd project which has partnered with five councils across Wales comitted to recycling and compositing, a third of all the food we buy ends up in bins and 330,000 tonnes of food waste were thrown away in Wales, most of which could be eaten.
Consequences are raised by evitable food waste. “Obviously there’s environmental impact. Putting food waste in landfills it could create methane gas which is a kind of green house gas,” says Luke. “Another issue is when you wasting food you are wasting money, you’re putting money in the bin.”
A recent YouGov research commissioned by Sainsbury reveals that British families of four waste £58.30 worth of food per month, on average.
However, the figure can make a great impact on large scale according to Luke Rice, “Look at it on a household or individual level weekly, it didn’t seem like much but when you multiple it by millions houses and time it by weeks or months, then it becomes a crazy number. When one is throwing away good food and there’re others struggling to feed themselves.”
With the penultimate roadshow coming soon, you still have a chance to get involved. Event begins at 9.30 am in Roath Farmers Market, Cardiff this Saturday. The last food waste roadshow will hit the Cardiff Students Union on 8 March.