Food Waste Prevention in Tuam

Galway County Council, with support from Tuam Community Council and Tuam Tidy Towns has engaged with approximately 50 households in the Food Waste Prevention initiative which took place in Tuam during October and November 2015.

The project aimed to build capacity amongst householders in the Tuam area on food waste prevention in the home and use this to create media exposure on the topic of food waste prevention and waste prevention practices in general.

Galway County Council use put in place advertising, produced and distributed information and consumables such as large and small kitchen caddies, compostable bags and various food measures.

Significant coverage for the project was received from the Tuam Herald newspaper in addition to references on local radio. Following completion of the project Irish TV as part of their Galway Matters Programme did an 11 minute feature on the project and the impact locally. This was aired on a number of occasions on Irish TV.

Deliverables from this initiative include increased levels of awareness of food waste and food