Waste free workshops coming to Ashburton

30/08/2016 4:00 p.m.

Ashburton District residents will be learning ways to save money and reduce food waste next month thanks to a series of workshops coming to Ashburton.

The Food Lovers Master Class and Waste Free Parenting workshops will be presented by Kate Meads at the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park on Tuesday 13 September in a bid to encourage sustainable consumer behaviour
in the district.

"Council is looking at ways of reducing food waste in our community, and these workshops are a fantastic tool for showing residents what we can all do to cut down our waste. We encourage anyone interested in new ideas for reducing waste and saving money to come along," Waste Recovery Manager Craig Goodwin says.

The workshops reinforce the ongoing work of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, a Council supported programme aimed at empowering the community and providing practical ideas for cutting down the amount of food families throw out. Waste Free Parenting will also show mums and dads sustainable products they can use to reduce other household waste.

The Waste Free Parenting workshop will run from 10am to 12.30pm, and the Food Lovers Master Class from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 13 September at the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park.

Tickets to the workshops are $25.00 per workshop for individuals or couples, and can be purchased online from Ms Meads' website. Booking is essential.

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