5 Dec 2018
Council reminds community members to watch the amount of food they purchase, cook and throw away during this festive season.
Whitehorse Councillor Prue Cutts said a lot of avoidable food waste was created over the Christmas and New Year period as food is such a big part of festive celebrations.
“People get enticed by the different and tempting food around at this time of the year and have a tendency to over-cater for families and guests, but catering doesn’t have to be a hit-and-miss affair. There are ways to combat the food waste,” Cr Cutts said.
“Planning meals, shopping with a well-prepared list and avoiding impulse buys are just some of the things you can do.”
In Victoria, the average household throws away one in every five bags of food they buy – that’s 20 per cent of their annual grocery budget.
Food waste fills up our landfills unnecessarily and when food is wasted, so are the resources like water and energy that were used to process, package and transport that food to our homes.
Try these three simple tips will get you started:
To learn more, visit whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Love-Food-Hate-Waste
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