Bronze award for reducing food waste in Lewes District

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The work to reduce food waste and encourage more environmentally friendly attitudes by Lewes District Council has been recognised with an award.

The Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise gave the council a bronze award in the Transformation in Waste and Environment category.

The Department of Communities and Local Government awarded funding to the council to deliver a new food waste collection service whilst maintaining a weekly refuse collection service.

The council’s Zero Heroes Competition included dozens of How to Spend it community events, which encouraged people to reduce food waste and earn points that contributed towards receiving a share of £40,000 for local environmental and community projects.

Cabinet member for service delivery at Lewes District Council Paul Franklin said: “It was my great honour to accept the bronze award on behalf of Lewes District Council in the category for Transformation in Waste and Environment.”