Stop Food Waste Challenge

Stop Food Waste and Killorglin

Stop Food Waste asked the people of Killorglin to lead the way nationally by demonstrating how, through making some small changes in the way we manage food in our homes and businesses, we can reduce the amount of food we waste and save money at the same time.

Over a 2 month period between July and September Stop Food Waste, Kerry County Council and LCK Regional Waste Management office worked with 6 households and 6 businesses to show the rest of the country that if Killorglin can do it then maybe the whole country can. Trilogy Media and Phillip Boucher Hayes were there as part of an RTE television programme, Waste Watchers, that was made about the experience.

In addition to working directly with the 6 householders and 6 businesses the project team had an information centre in the Old Presbyterian Church, known locally as the Chapel on the Hill. This was open to the public 3 days a week and gave anyone interested, including local businesses, the opportunity to come in and get involved. We met some really interested, and interesting, people and were delighted to do workshops with the local schools when they got back in September.

Many thanks to all those that got involved and made our time in Killorglin so much fun. Keep up the good work.

Waste Watchers, originally aired on RTE 1, can be viewed here.

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