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01 March 2020 Posted by 


Campaign targets food waste
COMMUNITIES across Sydney and the Central Coast will take part in a $1M program to reduce food waste in homes and businesses.

The NSW Government Love Food Communities grants have been awarded to City of Sydney, Central Coast Council, Midwaste and North East Waste to plan and deliver a two-year whole-of-city approach to food waste prevention.

Environment Minister Matt Kean said it’s unacceptable that around 750,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by households and businesses in NSW each year.

“This fantastic initiative will help us reduce food waste and save families money in the process,” Mr Kean said.

“I want to see less food being wasted across our communities and these grants will support the recipients to do just that by changing behaviour and giving people and businesses the tools, they need to make informed decisions.”

As well as households and businesses, each project will target at least one other sector, such as aged care, schools, pubs and clubs and food manufacturers where there is scope to have a huge impact in food waste reduction.

Participants are required to undertake a food waste survey to understand how much  food they are throwing out, implement a succinct program to amend some of their food practices including how to better store food, and reuse leftovers, and then re-measure their food waste at the end of the program.

The Love Food Hate Waste program has awarded almost $1.6M to 54 grant projects and is an important part of the NSW Government’s commitment to halve food waste by 2030, through the National Food Waste Strategy.





Michael Walls
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