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Pick the Habit

Food is often at the heart of the home. At NLWA we want to celebrate great food and north Londoners’ great food habits - the ones that help us waste less food. Pick the Habit is part of our food waste prevention campaign to help residents save money and reduce food waste by adopting good food behaviours.

It is time to act! Research shows that we throw away 6.6 million tonnes of household food waste a year in the UK – that’s compared to 8.1 million tonnes in 2007. According to WRAP, the average household  wastes more £500 of edible food every year, which is equivalent in carbon terms to the carbon footprint generated by one in five cars on UK roads. In the current climate emergency fighting food waste has to be a top priority.

Real people have real tips, so we have asked real north Londoners to reveal the kitchen secrets that help them save surplus food from going to waste. There isn’t ‘one personality fits all’ when comes to food, so we want to celebrate ALL the positive steps that people take at home to combat food waste.

Throughout the campaign you will hear first-hand the food love stories of our different personalities and what their tips are to prevent food from going to waste. You can also find recipes to make delicious zero-waste snacks with step-by-step explanation to make at home. 

You will be also able to find out which food loving personality you are with our BuzzFeed quiz and be in with the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend in one of our favourite zero waste food shops.

Pick your Habit!



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Do you want to try it yourself? Enter the competition!

If you want to find out which food loving personality you are, take our BuzzFeed quiz to figure out what techniques you can choose to fight food waste at home. One lucky winner will receive a £50 voucher to spend at the zero-waste shop ‘Get Loose’. Get Loose sells a range of low packaging products, new tools, loose food products and much more.  The competition closes on 16 November 2020. Please see  below for information on how to enter the competition and the competition terms and conditions.

Who can win the prize?

This prize can be won by residents of Great Britain who live, work or study in one of the north London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington or Waltham Forest.

How will the prize be delivered?

The winner will receive an online voucher to use at the shop Get Loose with a maximum value of £50.

Competition close and prize notification:

The competition closes at midnight on 15 November 2020 and the winner will be randomly selected on 16 November 2020.

NLWA will contact the winner on 16 November to notify them that they have won the prize.

2 November 2020