How to create less food waste

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) wants to help households in NSW to create less food waste.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) wants to help households in NSW to create less food waste. 

EPA Manager of Organics Amanda Kane said changes made at home didn’t have to be big or onerous to make a difference.

“In NSW alone, almost 1 million tonnes of food ends up in landfill each year, with the majority of this waste coming from households. Food waste is bad for the environment as well as your budget, with the average NSW household wasting about $3,805 worth of food over a year.

“A few simple changes won’t just help the environment, it’ll save you money as well,”

  • Shop more frequently
  • Check your fridge temperature
  • Planning your meals will save you time and money and help ensure you don’t over-cater
  • Storing food correctly will keep it fresher for longer, so you can reduce the amount of food (and money) that you throw away. It also preserves the nutrients in your food and keeps it tasting delicious.

For more information, tips and tools visit the NSW EPA website and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LoveFoodHateWasteNSW.