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Mighty Food Waste Mission

Send us your child's recipe ideas to get the most from your food and get Wales to no.1 for recycling!

What we are looking for

We are challenging children in Wales aged 5 to 11 to send us a recipe poster inspiring their families to get the most value out of their food! Use the form below to enter your child’s work into the competition by 30 April 2024.

It's not compulsory, but if your child made their recipes, we'd love to see photos of their creations too! Tag @WalesRecycles and use the hashtag #BeMightyRecycle.

Entries will be shared on the Wales Recycles website. You can find the Terms and Conditions here.

Need some inspiration? Visit our "Five Mighty dishes” page.

What you could win

The best entry will win a personalised food hamper for the child's family and books worth £50 for their school!

Cradoc's oat crackers, chutneys, fudge and other hamper bits and pieces

How to enter the competition

Children and their families can take part in the competition by entering a recipe poster of their dish made from food they already have in the fridge at home.

Parents or carers can use the entry form below to send photos or scans of children's recipe posters and/or photos.

Alternatively, entries can be sent via email to [email protected]

About the Mighty Food Waste Mission

Did you know that Wales is one of the world's top recycling nations? This is fantastic, but a quarter of the average rubbish bin is still made up of food, costing the average family £83 per month.

Through The Mighty Food Waste Mission, pupils have learned how we can use up commonly wasted foods – such as potatoes, veggies and chicken – in quick and simple family meals, whilst recycling the items of food that can’t be eaten to help create renewable energy.

To discover Wales Recycles’ top tips, how food waste is recycled into energy or to order a caddy visit our Be Mighty. Recycle campaign page.

Before you start, watch our short film with your child to find out more about this fascinating process - from your kitchen caddy to generating electricity: