Final week for food lovers to share their favourite leftover recipe

Food Lovers who make meals out of leftovers are being asked to share their favourite recipes in a competition which ends next week, Friday 23rd August.

Sheffield City Council and Veolia Environmental Services are encouraging residents to reuse leftover food rather than simply throw it away in a bid to cut down on waste. Annually we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink that could have been eaten or drunk.

Not only is food waste bad for our pockets, costing the average family £50 a week, but it is also harmful on the environment too. If we stopped throwing away all this food, we would save around 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide - the same as taking 1 car out of every 5 off the road!

Lynne White, communications manager, Veolia Environmental Services Sheffield said, “The Love Your Leftovers recipe competition has proved really popular. The entries we have already received have been really creative and offered some great ideas for using up leftover food to create new, exciting  meals”.

The lucky winner of the recipe competition will receive £100 in shopping vouchers, have their recipe cooked and sampled by a live audience during a demonstration at Sheffield Food Festival (19 – 22 September 2013) and have the opportunity to take part in a Taste Real Food UK Masterclass.

The best recipes entered into the competition will also appear in the Love Your Leftovers Sheffield Cook Book which will be available to visitors at Veolia’s stand during the Festival.

To enter the competition, submit the name of your recipe along with the, ingredients, method and a colour photo of the dish along with your name, address and telephone number by posting to Love Your Leftovers Competition, Veolia Environmental Services, Lumley Street, Sheffield S4 7ZJ or by email to sheffieldenquiries@veolia.co.uk.

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Contacts

Ashleigh Salmon
off. : 0203 567 3663
ashleigh.salmon2@veolia.com
Kate Townrow
off. : 0203 567 3720
kate.townrow@veolia.com
Visit us at www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Recycle4Shef