Highfield & Brookham Substantially Cuts Food Waste
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Highfield & Brookham Substantially Cuts Food Waste

As it works towards its aim of being carbon neutral by 2030

Highfield and Brookham School has reduced its food waste by 20% since October 2023.

This amounts to 1,260kg less of food waste being thrown away and has resulted in lowering their carbon footprint.

Student eating at lunch time

Highfield and Brookham cuts its food waste

How A School Reduced Its Food Waste by 20%

This all began due to pupils challenging the schools catering department to produce a zero-waste meal every week. For example using pork from a leftover roast in a stir fry for the evening meal.

Children are also encouraged to eat what’s on their plate before returning for seconds, as well as asking for either a small or big portion.

Head of Highfield and Brookham School, Suzannah Cryer, commented: ‘As a school, we take our responsibilities to the environment very seriously and this is another great example of how, if we all work together, we can really make a difference. Reducing our weekly food waste by a fifth is a great start but we still have a very long way to go and we won’t rest on our laurels.

‘And I couldn’t be more proud of our boarders who got together to consider ways in which we could help our commitment to the environment further and try to lessen the impact of climate change. It really gives me great heart that with these caring children at the helm in years to come, the planet will be in very good hands.’

The school aims to be carbon neutral by 2030.