Love Food Hate Waste

Willoughby Council is partnering with the NSW Government’s Love Food Hate Waste program to help tackle the growing issue of food waste.

NSW households generate 800,000 tonnes of food waste each year, equating to $2.5 billion worth of food or about $1,000 worth of food per household. That means in the Willoughby Council area alone, close to $25 million worth of food is wasted annually.

Love Food Hate Waste was launched by the Office of Environment and Heritage in May 2010. The program aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of food waste and help residents to reduce their food waste by buying, cooking and saving food better.

Food Lovers' Republic

Willoughby City Council has developed a new program which can help you reduce food waste in your home. Join the Food Lovers’ Republic to receive some great prizes to help you save time, money and reduce your food waste. 

The top five tips to help reduce food waste are:

  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

Recipes that local chef, Meg Evans, has used at our Sustainable Food Workshops, to turn leftovers into tasty meals, are available to view and print.

More tips and ideas on how to waste less food, save money and reduce your impact on the environment can be found at the Love Food Hate Waste website.