Households are being encouraged to recycle this Christmas as part of Lewes District Council’s Zero Heroes campaign.
Launched earlier this year, Zero Heroes is raising awareness about food and household waste recycling with a view to reducing the amount of waste going to the incinerator, whilst also offering residents the chance to win a share of £40,000 for an environmental project in their local community.
Each week, the general domestic waste volume of each of the different areas of Lewes district is posted on the Zero Heroes website to see who is doing most to reduce and recycle. Currently the residents of Newick are leading with the biggest reduction since June 2013.
Cllr Paul Franklin, Lead Member for Waste and Recycling at Lewes District Council, said: “Food waste is a big problem, which we want to tackle. In the UK about seven million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year, which costs about £12.5 billion.
“Across Lewes District, we want to help people save money by reducing the amount of food they throw out by following a few simple steps to reduce, reuse and recycle.”
Visit www.zeroheroes.me for more information about how to reduce, reuse and recycle over the festive season.