Wasting food means wasting money and resources. It’s also really bad for the environment.
The average NSW household throws out around $3800 worth of food every year.
Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website to find out how to save money, waste less and eat better.
- Plan your meals ahead of time and try to use up food or ingredients you already have
- Use shopping lists and stick to them so you only buy what you need
- Reuse leftovers. Freeze them in portions so they’ll last you longer.
- Store your food properly so it lasts longer.
- Be smart with your food scraps. Try composting or worm farming, or if you have chickens, you can feed them most food scraps.
Looking for inspiration to reuse your leftovers? Check out this recipe book with ideas from Wollongong residents:
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