13 August 2012
Residents are being given the challenge to ‘Give Food Some Thought’ to help reduce the amount of perfectly good food, and therefore money, wasted every day! This campaign is brought to residents by West Berkshire Council and their recycling and waste contractor, Veolia Environmental Services, who have teamed up with Newbury Market, in order to kick start their ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ road shows for the summer! Knowledgeable food waste advisors will be handing out free food portion measuring tools throughout the market and offering guidance on how householders can cut food waste even further!
Hilary Cole, West Berkshire Executive Councillor for Environment, commented: “We are committed to helping show residents how a little thought can create delicious dinners out of leftover food, and reduce the amount of food thrown away every day.”
Mark Gray, General Manager for Veolia Environmental Services in West Berkshire said: “Our ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ campaign aims to encourage residents to be more aware of the food thrown away and learn how to put it to a good use instead. We can all learn how to save money from our shopping bills.”
For more information on the event, please visit www.westberks.gov.uk/LFHW, contact West Berkshire Council’s Customer Services by email email@example.com or telephone 01635 519080.
For more information please contact:
Veolia Environmental Services:
0203 567 2918 or 07887 942 754
Notes to the editor
About Veolia Environmental Services in the UK
Veolia Environmental Services, part of the Veolia Environnement Group, is the UK’s leading waste management company. With a sizeable presence throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the world, Veolia Environmental Services employs over 77,000 people in 33 countries and serves more than 800,000 business clients worldwide. Veolia Environmental Services is the only global provider of a full range of services for handling hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste. It provides waste management and logistics services as well as materials recovery and recycling. Veolia Environmental Services generated revenue of €9.08 billion in 2012.
We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded Platinum Rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2013.
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental services. The company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29.4 billion in 2012.
About Veolia Environmental Services in West Berkshire
West Berkshire Council has awarded Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc a 25-year integrated PFI waste contract and is targeting a long-term 49% recycling rate as part of a major boost to recycling in the area.
The contract covers the Council’s waste collection, recycling, disposal and street cleansing services. Veolia have introduced kerbside collections of plastic bottles, cardboard, green and food waste; we have also constructed and now operate materials recovery, waste transfer, composting and household waste recycling facilities.
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