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Leftover lunch to launch Love Food Hate Waste

Sep 01, 2009
Photo opportunity for the launch of north London's Love Food Hate Waste campaign. The event will include people preparing and enjoying free meals made from leftover food.

Where: Angel Canal Festival, adjoining City Road Lock, Islington, N1.

When: 12noon - 2pm, Sunday 6 September.

A series of sizzling dishes made from leftovers are being cooked up for visitors to the Angel Canal Festival on 6 September to mark the official launch of north London's Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

Cooking demonstrations and free samples will give visitors the opportunity to see and taste how easy it is to create good food from ingredients that would otherwise go to waste.

Visitors to the Love Food Hate Waste information stall will also be able to try out the 'Wheel of Food', prove their portioning power and enter a leftovers recipe competition, with winning recipes published in a book.

With a whole series of roadshows and presentations planned across north London over coming months, the launch marks the start of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) helping people to reduce the amount of food they throw away.

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Chair of the NLWA, said: "We hope that this campaign will reduce the amount of edible and, as the dishes at the launch will show, delicious food people throw away unnecessarily.

"The meals being cooked on Sunday will show people just how good rescued food can taste."

Love Food Hate Waste advisors will be on hand at the launch to answer questions and queries about food waste - from sell-by dates and storage to smart shopping and smoothie-making.

Over the next six months the Love Food Hate Waste advisors will be working across all seven boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest) - holding interactive sessions at libraries and sports centres, numerous presentations for individual businesses and community groups and delivering three series of roadshows.

These will give people the opportunity to request rescue recipes, reduce their waste and save money.

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Notes to Editors

For more information please contact Rosie Elliott, media and marketing officer for the NLWA, on  07789 032324 or

Based around the City Road Lock and Basin area the annual Angel Canal festival boasts over 70 stalls and live entertainment celebrating the Regents Canal as an historic, local, community, environmental and leisure asset for all to enjoy. For more details please visit: <>

Roadshow details

Wednesday 2 September
London Borough of Camden
Chalk Farm Road
Chalk Farm, Camden
10am - 2pm

Thursday 3 September
London Borough of Islington
Nags Head, off Holloway Road
10 Hertslett Road
N7 6PL
10:30am - 2:30pm

Saturday 5 September
London Borough of Hackney
Broadway Market
London E8
11am - 3pm

Monday 7 September
London Borough of Enfield
Enfield Town
10am - 2pm

Tuesday 8 September
London Borough of Barnet
66 East Barnet Road
10:30am - 2:30pm

Thursday 10 September
London Borough of Haringey
Sainsbury's Harringay
4 Williamson Road
Greens Lane
N4 1UJ
10:30am - 2:30pm

Further roadshows in supermarkets and shopping centres are planned for November 2009 and January 2010.

The roadshows are part of a broader Love Food Hate Waste campaign, which is running across the seven North London boroughs of: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest between June 2009 and February 2010.

The campaign is being funded by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and includes: kitchen workshops, online food waste diaries and a dedicated website full of information.

Information is being produced for restaurants and retailers who want to get behind the campaign and presentations are available for community groups on request from:

Information about the national Love Food Hate Waste campaign, including food facts, hints and tips is available at

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) was established in 1986 and is the waste disposal authority for Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. This means its primary function is to arrange the transport and disposal of waste collected by these boroughs. It is the second largest waste disposal authority in the country, measured by tonnage.