UK: School kids tackle food waste across Liverpool with the help of Farm Urban

A social enterprise has been working with schoolchildren across Liverpool to help in the battle against waste and climate change.
Farm Urban – which delivers education and innovative solutions to sustainable food growing in communities – has been running the Future Food Heroes project since receiving a £19,580 grant from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund 2021/22.

The project has seen Farm Urban work with six primary schools from across the city region, teaching pupils in a dozen classes about sustainable food growing and food waste while setting up a food ecosystem in each class.

According to the national charity WRAP*, 70% of all food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, and 4.5million tonnes of edible food is thrown away each year by UK households. A lot of this could still be used and would save the average family around £700 a year in grocery costs. It is this behavior the project is hoping to have an impact upon.


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