Watch that waste as ‘rubbish diet’ launches

Mark Murphy from BBC Radio Suffolk and Karen Cannard launch The Rubbish Diet
Mark Murphy from BBC Radio Suffolk and Karen Cannard launch The Rubbish Diet
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This week saw the launch of the Rubbish Diet which is being rolled out across the country.

Karen Cannard, recycling guru and columnist for the Bury Free Press launched the two month long campaign on BBC Radio Suffolk on Monday morning.

BFP News Editor Lesley Anslow has signed up to slim her bin and is blogging about her experiences.

Joining her is Abbots Green Primary School, the Theatre Royal, Abbeycroft Leisure, John Webber on Bury market, Sustainable Bury, Josef’s Café, The Coffee House on Moreton Hall and Havebury Housing tenants.

With that level of support so far this should show a good reduction in what we send to landfill.

Karen is a finalist in the Nesta recycling awards and the national rubbish diet website brings together Powys, Shropshire and Suffolk.

Mark Murphy from Radio Suffolk said: I was gobsmacked standing on the landfill site at Great Blakenham. There were loads of things that could and should have been recycled.”

Karen said: “This is going to be an exciting challenge and over the next eight weeks people will discover what can be recycled locally, especially plastics, have a better understanding of packaging labels, tackle food waste and find out if home composting is for them.”

To sign up and find out more go to www.therubishdiet.org.uk and tune in to Mark Murphy weekdays 9am to 12 pm.