Council’s waste reduction award

Janice Dunlop Moyle District Council, Leo O'Neill DOE, Cllr Cara McShane, Chairperson of Moyle District Council receiving the award for the First European Week Reduction Town for Ballycastle Town. INBM10-14
Janice Dunlop Moyle District Council, Leo O'Neill DOE, Cllr Cara McShane, Chairperson of Moyle District Council receiving the award for the First European Week Reduction Town for Ballycastle Town. INBM10-14

Moyle District Council has recived an award for its work and participation in European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).

EWWR is an exciting project which aims to organise multiple actions during a single week, across Europe; which will raise awareness of waste reduction and recycling, and encourage change in our everyday behaviour.

EWWR is all about how making even the smallest changes in our daily lives can make a big difference in our local environment and help Northern Ireland to move towards becoming a more sustainable and resource efficient society.

This year, EWWR in Northern Ireland the theme was reducing food waste and promoting the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

Wasting food costs the average household £480 a year, rising to £680 for a family with children, the equivalent of around £50 a month.

With rising food prices, Love Food Hate Waste really can help you save money every week.

Check out www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for helpful hints and recipes.

Moyle District Council in partnership with their local Chamber of Commerce decided to run a “First EWWR Town” campaign in Ballycastle.

They targeted a percentage of cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, butchers, schools and other businesses within the town to support EWWR and promote the Love Food Hate Waste message.

A number of public, business and staff initiatives were run during this week to support the campaign including a cookery demonstration from Danny Millar which was presented to both local post-primary schools in the town.