Save waste and win

ZERO Waste Scotland has thrown down the food waste gauntlet, challenging food and drink businesses to create recipes using items that would have otherwise gone to waste.

The competition is scheduled to run until 1 September. Entrants are invited to create a meal using ingredients commonly wasted in kitchens such as bread or broccoli stalks.

ZWS launched the competition to help raise awareness about the impact food waste has on the planet, after research it conducted found that only 24% of Scottish food and drink businesses think food waste is a significant contributor to climate change.

Entrants will be judged by a panel of experts, including Masterchef champion Gary Maclean, with the winner set to receive a prize package from ZWS including promotion of the business’s environmental initiatives.

Iain Gulland, chief executive of ZWS, said: “Food waste has a devastating impact on the environment and should be taken as seriously as plastic waste. We’re calling on expert chefs to show off their planet-saving recipes and showcase their commitment to tackling the climate emergency.”