07 Oct, 2016
Do I really waste food?
Have you ever…
- put leftovers in the fridge only to rediscover them a week later with some fuzz growing on them?
- bought some fresh fruit only to see its passed over until it’s shrivelled and unappetizing?
- made dinner for everyone only to find plans have changed and only half gets eaten?
These are the everyday stories of food waste that have probably happened in every house at some point.
So unfortunately, for most of people the answer is probably … yes, you do really waste food.
Most of the time, it’s not intentional. No one likes to see good food go to waste. We buy delicious food to feed ourselves and our families and then life gets in the way. Unfortunately that all adds up to some pretty shocking numbers…
Each year, households throw out thousands of tonnes worth of food
The average household throws out approximately $2,200 worth of food each year.
Here’s an example of the results of a Victorian Survey Queenslanders would rate pretty similar!