If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses.
In Australia, we waste about 20 per cent of the food we buy. Around half of all fruit and veggies we buy gets tossed. Around four million tonnes of food ends up in landfill.
That’s a recipe for disaster for sure.
If climate change isn’t enough incentive to avoid this waste, consider this; the estimated cost of food waste in Australia is $20 million.
The cost of food waste for EACH New South Wales household is estimated at $3,800 per year. It’s like throwing away one in every five bags of shopping you buy.
Want to save money and help save the world? It’s easy, don’t waste food.
Here are some tips and a few recipes to help you save food, money and the environment.