Community Food Waste Prevention Programme in Milltown Co. Galway

Milltown recyle 40During January, February and March 2014, households in Milltown, Co. Galway participated in a Community Food Waste Prevention Programme supported by Galway County Council, Milltown Tidy Towns and Stop Food Waste.

The programme ran for 6 weeks during which participating households monitored their own behaviour in relation to food waste and subsequently have made changes in the home in relation to how they manage their food. This has resulted in a 60% reduction in the amount of food waste arising.

“It’s amazing how much food waste you can prevent and in turn how much money you can save by making some small lifestyle changes – I have cut down on my own food waste simply by not cooking too much food,  planning ahead and only buying what I need”, says Clare O’Connor, Milltown Tidy Towns.

Further information in this Case Study document.


Further information is available from:

Sinéad Ní Mhainnín, Galway County Council


Tel: 091 – 509 510


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