FoodSpace, a division of Apleona Ireland which operate over 16 sites throughout Ireland are launching their Zero Food Waste campaign for 2020. The award-winning sustainable food service company is championing how to get the most from food so that households, food businesses and the general public will learn how to be as responsible as possible when it comes to what they are eating, buying and unnecessarily throwing away.
In Ireland there is over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year, around one-third of which comes from households.
Grainne Carberry of FoodSpace Ireland says, “We are planning to host a series of zero waste and sustainable lifestyle classes at our FoodSpace Location INK Café in Dun Laoghaire and also through our social media channels, to ensure that people from across Ireland can get involved.
“Our goal here is to highlight how much food we waste on a daily basis and how unnecessary this is.”
Culinary Director Conor Spacey explains, “The FoodSpace Reducing Food Waste programme will be a very practical, hands on approach… It is not just about being plant-based, vegan or cutting back on food groups but also about enjoying whole foods and locally sourced ingredients in our diet. Eating avocados from Ecuador in Ireland is never going to be the right thing to do environmentally, so let’s use what we have and create dishes, flavours and meals we can all enjoy.”
The biggest impact on the health of our planet comes from our food system – specifically what we eat and how we produce it. By demanding lesser-known ingredients from sustainable sources, we can help shift the food system by encouraging the growth and supply of a more diverse range of crops. This agricultural diversity is good for soil health, adds nutritional value to our diets, builds climate resilience and opens up new routes to market for small-holder farmers and specialist producers.
The FoodSpace ‘Zero Waste Food’ programme with Conor Spacey will take place on Tuesday 27th October at 7pm in The Studio, dlr Lexicon (entrance through INK Café) in Dun Laoghaire. Tickets are €30 and on sale via Eventbrite from Monday 27th September. To find out how you can cut your food waste, head to https://food-space.com/.