How often do you find yourself throwing out food that has gone off before you could use it? For most of us it is quite often! We want to make sure we have plenty of fresh produce on hand to prepare healthy meals, but sometimes busy lifestyles get in the way and we find ourselves wasting it. This has an effect not only on our finances, but also has a significant environmental impact.
Just how much food do we waste? And what can we do about it?
Food Wastage in Australia
Australians throw out around one fifth of the food they bring into their home.1 That means if you spend $200 of your family’s weekly food shop, you may as well keep $40 of that and throw it straight in the bin!! Shocking isn’t it!
Each year that adds up to 4 million tonnes or $8 billion worth of food for all Australians together! 2
It is clear that we all need to start paying more attention to our own food wastage to make a change!
Read below for our top tips for minimising food waste.
Top Tips for Minimising Your Household’s Food Waste
What are your favourite tips and tricks that you use to reduce food waste in your home? We would love to know!