Every time you throw away food you are throwing away money.
That’s just one of the messages from the Love Food, Hate Waste campaign aimed at making more Kiwis stop and think about food waste.
Along with Hawke’s Bay’s other local councils and others around the country, Napier City Council is part of the campaign to reduce food waste, in conjunction with WasteMINZ and Wanaka Wastebusters.
The average family throws away $563 worth of food a year. That’s equivalent to three full shopping trolleys.
The Love Food, Hate Waste campaign aims to help you prevent food waste by educating people on:
Similar campaigns overseas have resulted in significant reductions in food sent to landfill – by 18% in the UK. Such a reduction in New Zealand would see 46,600 tonnes diverted from landfills annually.
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