Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste

Did you know that over 800,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by NSW households each year? That is 315 kilograms of food waste for each household going to landfill or 38 per cent of your kerbside garbage bin!

In NSW 1.1 million tonnes of food is thrown away annually and a further 340,000 tonnes of food is throw away by Sydney businesses alone.

By wasting food including fresh fruit and vegetables, leftovers, takeaways, packaged and long-life products, drinks and even frozen food, the average NSW household throws away $1036.00 a year.

By being less wasteful, you can save money and reduce your impact on our environment. The Love Food Hate Waste program is about providing you with practical tips and tools that you can use every day including planning your meals, preparing a shopping list, and learning how to best store your food.

To find out how your household measures up, and what you can do to reduce the amount of food you throw away, visit the Office of Environment & Heritage Love Food Hate Waste website.

Kogarah City Councils staff have developed a free recipe book to re-create new meals using leftovers from home. Go on a culinary adventure and creative trip with your leftover foods, download Cook Kogarah: Creative Cooking with Leftovers recipe book