A large amount of waste that goes to landfill is food scraps. This represents a wasted resource. In landfill, food breaks down and releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas, while also producing liquid waste known as leachate that can impact on the environment. Not only that, wasted food is not only a waste of money, it's a waste of the resources when you take into account what was needed to grow, harvest, transport, process, store and distribute the food.
- Turn your unwanted food waste into free fertiliser for your garden and start your own compost or wormfarm
Explore the Love Food Hate Waste website for how your household can avoid food waste. Visit:
Buy It for great ideas on food shopping
Cook It to find out how much food you really need and for delicious nutritious recipes that use up leftover ingredients
Save It for how to keep your food fresh and prevent it from ending up in the bin
Love food to learn about the issues and how wasting less food helps our environment.
For more information visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au
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