Save meat to save money and the environment, says HCC
Published:  09 August, 2017

The Welsh red meat levy board is encouraging consumers to make the most of leftover meat. 

In an attempt to curb food waste, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has developed ways to utilise spare meat, as part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign run by food waste charity WRAP.

The campaign has been designed to raise awareness of food waste and help consumers save money, as well as the environment.

HCC used its presence at this year’s Royal Welsh Show to showcase ways that meat can be recycled. The levy board’s consumer executive Elwen Roberts was joined by WRAP’s Ailsa Guard to create meals using leftover meat, such as Welsh Lamb arancini tasters. Attendees were also provided with tips on how to make their meat last longer, while hundreds of leaflets were distributed.

“As well as having a positive impact on the environment, reducing food waste could save families as much as £60 a month,” said Roberts.

“HCC is a signatory to WRAP’s ambitious Courtauld 2025 commitment to make food and drink more sustainable. We decided to join with Love Food Hate Waste to promote recipes to make the most of delicious lamb that may be left over from a roast dinner, and we look forward to taking part in other activities with them in the coming months.”