Lysterfield locals fight food waste through documentary with Cal Wilson

06 June 2018

Local Lysterfield residents have been selected to star in a new documentary delivered by Sustainability Victoria as part of a state-wide campaign to prevent food waste, Love Food Hate Waste.

Hosted by comedian Cal Wilson, the Love Food Hate Waste documentary will share the journey of three families as they commit to shopping from a list for four weeks to explore the environmental and financial rewards they could reap from shopping smarter and wasting less food.

Approximately a quarter of the average household rubbish bin is avoidable food waste; food that was bought with the intention of being eaten but wasn’t consumed .

Research has shown that households that use a shopping list reduce their food waste compared to those who don’t. Households that plan their meals and use up leftovers also waste less2.

Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan said that “Shopping with a list and sticking to it is one of the best ways you can avoid food waste and it’s something most of us can do – or do better. This film will show people how to easily reduce their food waste.

“Sustainability Victoria is encouraging all Victorians to take the challenge and notice the positive impact on their hip-pocket,” Mr Krpan said.

Local community groups such as schools, sporting clubs and councils are encouraged to spread the word about the campaign to their members and stakeholders.

The short-film will catapult Lysterfield into the limelight, with snippets published on the Love Food Hate Waste website and social media channels, with the final production to be published on Tuesday, 19 June.

To watch the first segment of the film, visit the Love Food Hate Waste Facebook page at

1 Sustainability Victoria, Bin Audits, 2013
2 WRAP UK, Household food and drink waste: A people focus, 2014

About Sustainability Victoria

Sustainability Victoria exists to help individuals take simple actions in their homes to cut costs and protect the world we live in. Sustainability Victoria is the first place to go for advice on sustainable behaviours to ensure that we have a cleaner environment, more robust economies and more vibrant communities today and into the future.

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