NSW households throw away over $2.5 billion in edible food each year.
Hunter’s Hill Council, the Northern Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) and the Department of Environment Climate Change and Water (DECCW) have been in partnership to promote Love Food Hate Waste.
The Love Food Hate Waste website has great tips on planning menus, writing shopping lists, food storage, food preparation and recipes.
Become a Food Lover. Sign up to a newsletter on finding ways to reduce food waste at www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au/about/become-a-food-lover.aspx
Waste less food, save money and our environment.
Excess food wastage has economic, environmental and social impacts. Energy and water was used to produce the food we eat as well as sprays and fertilisers. The production of packaging also uses energy and water. Goods are transported to the shops, and then much of the waste is then transported back to landfill. Lifecycle costs all add to the cost to produce and dispose of food.
Food waste makes up the single largest component of our garbage. Worm farming and composting is a good way of reducing some environmental impacts of sending food to landfill. Growing your own vegetables and herbs also helps reduce our carbon and water footprints.
Donating good food to charity. Oz Harvest is a not for profit charity has been working with restaurants to rescue food and redistribute “good food to people in need” find out more at www.ozharvest.org/