IWC Food waste roadshow success – new dates added

In News by Bembridge PC

The Isle of Wight Council and its partner Amey are thanking everyone who visited the recent food waste roadshow over the summer.

An estimated 1,500 people visited the roadshow as it toured the Island as part of a food waste campaign. Nearly 2,000 food waste bins were given out on the tour.

Due to the popularity of the roadshow, further dates have been announced over September. In addition, many areas across the Island will be visited on their collection day to provide food waste information leaflets to households who are not using their food caddies.

Food waste roadshow – new dates added
Date Venue Town Time
Thursday 2 September Tesco Extra Ryde 10am – 3pm
Saturday 4 September Newport Market (St Thomas Square) Newport 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 15 September Ventnor Central Park (opposite Tesco Express) Ventnor 10am – 3pm
Monday 20 September Cowes Parade Cowes 10am – 3pm
Thursday 23 September Yarmouth Pier Street car park Yarmouth 10am – 3pm

The roadshow was in response to the results of a waste composition study in 2020, which found 25 per cent of general waste was food that could have been recycled. Almost a fifth of residents in the study were not using a food caddy to dispose of food waste.

The campaign also gave an insight into what happens to our food through a video produced on behalf of the council by Amey and Wight Media Services.