Our Mission:

Reduce Food waste

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Bind is Newcastle’s not-for-profit food waste hub that believes in positive, creative approaches to reduce food waste and drive behaviour change. We focus our work on changing public attitudes, education, local policy and collaborating with local private, public and third sector organisations to deliver consistent, effective projects to reduce food waste.

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Why We Do It:



One third of food produced globally is wasted.


If food waste was a country it would be the 3rd biggest emitter of greenhouse gases behind the US and China.


In the UK alone we waste 12.5m tonnes of food per year, and this has a £20bn assosiated price tag.

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Our Projects

Magic Hat:

The Magic Hat Café aims to divert good food from landfill, and raise awareness on food waste by ‘upcycling’ surplus food to feed the community. Food that would otherwise be sent to landfill is collected from local food businesses and households in and around Newcastle upon Tyne.

Eat smart:

Eat Smart is an educational programme which looks at food waste created on a primary school site, and helps the children to understand the importance of reducing food waste from a young age.

NE leftovers:

NE Leftovers is our pilot project which helps small food businesses take control of their food waste. NE Leftovers is designed to help small businesses achieve the same benefits, who would normally find the the initial investment prohibitive.


All the world's nearly one billion hungry people could be lifted out of malnourishment on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe.’

— Tristram Stuart


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get involved

We want to equip you with as much advice and as many tools as we can to help you reduce your food waste footprint. Check out our resources links to grab some free advice/recipes to share with your friends, family or organisation.

Volunteer opportunities

We always have the need for an extra pair of hands, get in touch and lets find your position!