Around 25% of our rubbish is made up of avoidable food waste.
Reducing food waste not only benefits our environment, it saves you money. Victorian households estimate that they throw away up to $2,200 a year in wasted food.
According to the Love Food Hate Waste campaign data each year Victorian households throw out tonnes of food including:
What else gets wasted?
When you throw away food you are not just wasting the food, but also the resources such as energy, fuel, time and water that went into growing, harvesting, storing, transporting and cooking the food. It also produces methane if buried in landfill sites.
Why is it wasted?
Source: Love Food Hate Waste Campaign
Love Food Hate Waste is a Victorian Government Initiative and delivered by Sustainability Victoria.