Food waste takes centre stage at Bhangra Disco Soup in Southall on 24 October

Southall Transition, working with The Rubbish Diet, will hold a Bhangra Disco Soup event on 24 October in Southall to raise awareness of food waste.  Disco Soup is international grassroots movement that started in Germany and where people prepare vegetables that would otherwise be wasted in a party-like atmosphere. But because the event will take place in Southall, it will have a bhangra spin.

The aim of Bhangra Disco Soup is to raise awareness of the problem of food waste and the need to think about what food we throw away. It also aims to bring together the community so that good food being thrown away by local retailers might be direct to local charitable groups that could use it. At the same time, it aims to be a fun event that brings the community together on an important issue.

This event will take place from 4pm to 8pm at

St John’s Community Hall,
Havelock Rd
Southall, UB2 4DH
Entry is free.
More information at http://southalltransition.org/2015/10/08/bhangra-disco-soup/

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Food Recycling for Flats

Up to 3,500 residents living in flats will be able to recycle food waste for the first time this spring.

The new service from Hounslow Council – funded with more than £133,000 from the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) – will provide ‘caddies’ to enable residents to recycle food.

Cllr Colin Ellar, deputy leader of the Council and cabinet member for environment, said: “These new caddies will enable people living in flats to recycle food and be on a par with other residents.

“It also helps push Hounslow’s recycling rate up which is good news for the environment and council tax payers as less money is spent on land fill tax.”

The new service is scheduled to start after April. Officers from the Council’s waste and recycling team will be in contact with managing agents and residents’ associations to provide further information.