Food Waste

Food is the most wasted commodity in Australian households. 1 in 5 grocery bags of food ends up in the bin, costing an average of $3500 per household each year. That is equivalent to $5.3 billion of food wasted in Australia every year.

Reduce Food Waste

One of the best things you can do to reduce the amount of food wasted in your home is to consider how you are buying, cooking and storing food. Here are 5 tips to increase your efficiency and reduce waste:

  1. Plan your weekly meals to save time and money
  2. Write a shopping list and check the fridge and cupboard before you go
  3. Measure serving sizes - use the Love Food Hate Waste serving size calculator
  4. Store your food correctly - air tight containers help keep food fresher for longer
  5. Use your leftovers for an easy week night meal

If you’d like to find out more go to Love Food Hate Waste

The best option for dealing with unavoidable food waste (e.g. coffee grounds, tea bags, apple cores etc) is to use a compost bin or worm farm.