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Calling all students who hate food waste!

SussexFood have partnered with the environmental charity Hubbub to launch a project to reduce plate waste across SussexFood restaurants.

To carry out this project, Hubbub are recruiting student volunteers to get involved in research and the implementation of ideas at the University of Sussex .

This will require no more than a couple of hours commitment per week and in return you’ll learn some tools to deliver an innovative campaign, have the opportunity to present your campaign to professionals in the charity and private sectors and your ideas could form part of our ongoing strategy to reduce food waste across campus.

The project will run from February through to May 2018

If you are a student, you can register your interest in the project.

Jack and Lottie from Hubbub will be on site supporting the Junkfood Café outside Bramber house on Friday 16 Februrary between 10.30am and 3pm – come down and say hello and find out more.

Jack Hodgkiss, Project Coordinator at Hubbub, says: “Food waste is a huge problem impacting on our environment. Fun and engaging campaigns are the key to tackling this issue. We believe the students at the University of Sussex can create a high-impact campaign to reduce plate waste within restaurants, which is why we’re so excited to work with them and Sussexfood on this project.”

SussexFood have been targeting food waste reduction for a long time now and in 2014 Sussex was the first Chartwells site to successfully implement Winnow. Winnow is a smart metering system, which has now helped to reduce food waste by 69% from 2.3% of sales to 0.8%.

SussexFood are keen to continue this good work through the reduction of plate waste and can’t wait to see the student campaigns! 

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Posted on behalf of: SussexFood
Further information: https://bit.ly/StudentFoodWaste
Last updated: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

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