Food waste prevention at Carrickmacross

monaghan carrickmacross christmasCarrickmacross Christmas Market is a popular event in the town each year in the days coming up to Christmas. It promotes local food, crafts, fashion and beauty services and brings people into the town.

Monaghan Count Council provided a “Stop Food Waste” stand at this festival to raise awareness about the issue of the large amounts of food waste this time of year.

Literature including “Taste of Monaghan – A Leftovers Cookbook” (click here to download)  and materials such as rice and spaghetti measures were distributed. The cookbook outlines how food waste can be prevented by being used in many tasty recipes.

Segregated waste management facilities were also provided by Monaghan County Council to the committee of the festival to prevent waste and increase recovery and composing from the event.


For more information contact:

Nial O’Connor, Environment Section, Monaghan County Council, MTEK 11, Armagh Rd, Monaghan.

tel: 047 30556 or 0872283466.