See how much money you can save by reducing your food waste with the Love a List four-week challenge.
You'll receive a free Love a List Pack via email including a meal planner, shopping list and challenge tracker to help you waste less and save!
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Love a list
Most of us know that food waste is a big issue and try to do our bit to reduce it. And yet the average family in Victoria loses over $2,000 a year from wasting food. And two thirds of it could have been eaten. That’s a lot of money to simply throw away!
Reducing your food waste can save you money. And it helps the environment by conserving the water, energy and natural resources that are used to grow, transport and then dispose of food waste.
So what can you do to waste less food? The best way to reduce food waste is to not create it in the first place. And better planning and shopping will help you do just that.
By planning meals and shopping to a list (and sticking to it!) you can reduce the amount of food waste and money you throw away.
In fact, we've just filmed three Victorian families as they took on a four week challenge to do just that – plan meals, shop to a list and eat what you've got. Watch the short documentary below.
About Love Food Hate Waste
Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of avoidable food waste from Victorian households. Each year Victorian households send over 250,000 tonnes of avoidable food waste to landfill, presenting a financial loss for households and also impacting on our environment.
When food is thrown in the bin it is sent to landfill. Because of the way food waste breaks down in landfill, it can create methane; a greenhouse gas. Unless well managed it can lead to potential environmental and public health risks as methane and leachate can migrate from landfills into the surrounding environment.
The campaign is brought to you by the Victorian Government and delivered by Sustainability Victoria. It is linked to the successful campaign of the same name developed in the United Kingdom by WRAP UK and delivered in New South Wales by the Environment Protection Authority.