GIVING A TOSS ABOUT FOOD WASTE
Food waste - it's a big issue. Did you know that food waste makes up approximately 40% of the average Australian household bin? That's an awful lot of good food being tossed into landfill and never being eaten! Not only that, food degrading in landfills releases methane, which is a bigger contributor to climate change than carbon dioxide. Both Nicole and I have made a good effort to change our bad habits and ensure we reduce our kitchen waste, but it's definitely a work in progress when we're almost conditioned to think food waste is 'normal'. Thinking of making a change to your kitchen habits? Here are some articles for inspiration...
A Danish supermarket, WeFood, is selling unwanted, expired or ugly food (mostly produce and baked goods) 50% below regular supermarket prices. Denmark has reduced it's food waste by 25% over the last 5 years and this new venture has the full backing of the Denmark Government. As usual, Nordic countries are leading the way in innovation, social and economic issues.
Food waste campaigner and sugar quitter, Sarah Wilson, tells us six things she learnt from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new book 'River Cottage - Love Your Leftovers'.
Aussie's throw out so much food - sending 4 million tonnes to landfill every year! This article gives you some tips on creating a zero waste kitchen, to help you reduce all that food you waste. And it saves you money!
This documentary takes a hard look at why we waste so much food; bringing farmers, inspiring organizations and consumers together to get to the bottom of this issue. Head along to the screening at Gasworks, Albert Park on the 4th of March.