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Avoid Food Waste

Hastings Family uses the Kitchen Bin

Reducing food waste at your place will save you money, time and our environment.

  • The reality is that on average households in NSW throw out $77 worth of food each week. That means on average $4000 per year per household.
  • Food waste also affects our environment because when food breaks down in landfill it generates methane - a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
  • Throwing away food means throwing away all the natural resources that went into growing, packaging, producing, transporting, selling and preparing your food.

Food Smart 

If you want to find out more about reducing food waste at your place, you can join the FREE Food Smart program. You’ll receive a Food Smart kit with resources to get you on your way to reducing food waste.

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You can begin reducing your food waste by following these six simple steps:

  1. Know your waste
  2. Plan your meals
  3. Shop with a list
  4. Perfect Portion Sizes
  5. Keep it Fresh
  6. Love your leftovers

food-smart-program.png Download the six Smart Action Cards or sign up to the Food Smart program for your free kit to make the most of the food you buy.

Learn how a number of families have already begun reducing food waste at their place:

 

You can join a workshop during November to get started:

Food Smart workshop – Port Macquarie Library
When: Friday 22 November 2019 Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Port Macquarie Library, Grant St Port Macquarie
To register mnclibrary.org.au/midwaste or call Port Macquarie Library 6581 8755

Food Smart workshop – Port Macquarie Library
When: Friday 29 November 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Port Macquarie Library, Grant St Port Macquarie
To register: mnclibrary.org.au/midwaste or call Port Macquarie Library 6581 8755

Your Business is Food

Your Business Is Food is a free program for businesses looking for ways to cut food waste. Contact MIDWASTE Regional Waste Forum to join the Your Business is Food program.

Watch how local Port Macquarie business Drury Lane creatively reduced their food waste.

 

For more ideas on making the most of the food you buy and reducing food waste visit lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au

 

This project is a NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy

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This page was last updated on: 06 November 2019