Freezer Blocks

If you are using tubs to freeze food, try to fill them fairly full to expel any air although leave a tiny bit of room for the frozen food to expand.  If you find that your tubs are not quite the right size, or you want to freeze items like soup in individual portions here’s a top tip:  Take a freezer tub – a take-away container is perfect.  Line it with a freezer bag and pour in what you want to freeze.  After it has frozen, you...

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Pressing Pause

Just under half of the avoidable food and drink wasted (worth around half a billion pounds) is binned because it’s ‘not used in time’: thrown away because it has either gone off or passed the date on the packaging[1].  Much of this food could have been frozen[2] and eaten later, or could have been stored better so that it lasted longer. Having a few simple kitchen items to help store or freeze food successfully can save a lot of...

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Top Tubs

Tubs and lidded containers are key to reducing food waste but there is no need to go out and buy them specially.  Take-away containers are really useful to hang onto because they not only come with good sealed lids, they come in a range of portion sizes. They also stack which is good news when tight on storage space as well, stopping them cascading out of the cupboard. They are often see-through so it’s easier to see what’s lurking in...

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All Wrapped Up

Most foods will keep at their best if stored in their original packaging but once the packs are opened, everyday items can help us prevent food either drying out or going soggy.  Sadly when packaged food is binned, 80% is in packs that are more than a quarter full[1].  Although an increasing number of our favourite foods come in clever packaging with seals or zips, basic items such as clips, clothes pegs and ties can be used to help...

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Zero Waste Bute – On Target!
Dec14

Zero Waste Bute – On Target!

Our target is for 90% of households and businesses on Bute to participate in recycling.  This is an achievable goal.  As part of our Zero Waste Bute project, we are seeking to understand what encourages or prevents people from participating.  The first of a series of pilot project focused on Bush/Serpentine area of Rothesay.  We have been collecting a wider range of plastics and undertaking consultation. The results so far have been...

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ACHA Welfare Rights Service

ACHA are delivering a welfare rights service for all Argyll Community Housing Association’s tenants. Bute Advice Centre was awarded the contract to deliver services across Bute & Cowal.  Part of their funding from Peoples and Communities Fund, require us to engage with the wider community and with community projects to convey our message to all ACHA tenants of the service we offer. Bute Advice Centre aim to do this throughout the...

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