Belfast Telegraph

Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to battle waste in BBC show

By Anthony Barnes

TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to front his first BBC series with a programme about the millions of tonnes of waste generated in the UK.

The River Cottage star, who has been associated with Channel 4 for many years, will present a three-part run of documentaries next year for BBC One with the working title of Waste.

He will examine what happens to the rubbish which millions of householders sort into recycling containers and the fate of fresh food discarded by supermarkets.

Fearnley-Whittingstall will also encourage businesses to cut down on discarded products, as well as encouraging the public to ensure fewer things are thrown away.

He said: "It's a scandal how much perfectly good food and brand new clothing are being thrown away, and how much unnecessary packaging is being dumped in landfill. As ever, I hope we can make compelling shows that change the way people think and how things are done."

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