PRESS RELEASE

5 February 2014

Is your kitchen green?

Green Kitchen The Green Kitchen booklet, a new and updated edition of which is launched today, is packed full of tips and energy saving ideas as well as simple, low cost recipes and ways to use up leftovers. It offers common sense and simple ways to reduce a household’s impact on the environment which will also save money at a time when we are all conscious of costs.

This is the 5th edition of a hugely successful booklet first published by INCPEN in 1997. Over 1 million copies of earlier editions have been given out by councils, environmental charities and community groups in a bid to help avoid food waste and use less energy.

INCPEN Director Jane Bickerstaffe says "INCPEN members are doing lots of things to help reduce food waste - from clever packaging that keeps food fresher for longer to offering tips for using up left-overs and providing a wider range of pack sizes to suit people who live alone as well as families".

INCPEN is one of the partner organisations in the Fresher for Longer initiative, together with the Food & Drink Federation, Packaging Federation, Kent Resource Partnership, WRAP and the British Retail Consortium.  This new edition of the booklet is produced in partnership with Fresher for Longer and launched at its London conference. The Green Kitchen is also supported by long established Global Action Plan, the UK’s leading environmental behaviour change charity.

The Green Kitchen – recipes for a better planet – how to shop and cook in an energy efficient, environmentally responsible way