- 1 in 5 shopping bags from the supermarket go in the bin
- Costing families about $3500 per year
I meet with a lovely group of ladies a few weeks ago to discuss these exact points and how can we make a difference in reducing food waste in our homes, on farms and educate the wider community to be more conscious.
We would all love to see big changes in how much food waste there is and we are working towards that. To start with we are going to monitor and hopefully in turn reduce our own food waste, and start to educate those around us.
I feel my family is doing ok, but we are lucky to live in the Wyndham Council where our fruit and veg scraps can go in our green waste bin. Our pet dog Flic enjoys our meat scrapes and our chooks get some of the fruit and veg too. But if we didn’t have all these options our food waste would be in landfill. But I believe where we can improve is the amount of food we don’t use and then compost or give to pets. I would also like to recycle more of our fruit and veg packaging or not buy so much packaged fruit and veg.
YICKS we as Australians waste a lot!!!!
The only reason they have so much waste is the bananas are too long, short, bent or marked. I wish I could buy them knowing I’m saving them from wasted resources used to produce and dispose of them, see the 10 min video link on the banana farmers here. I’m keen to show this to my children to start the discussion that fruit and veg doesn’t have to look perfect. It will be my aim to buy imperfect but SUSTAINABLE where I can now.
So this is the beginning of a journey that I’m sharing with you to educate you. Please try to make a few small changes if you can and the next episode of War on Waste is on Tuesday at 8.30. I’d love to hear what changes you are making.
Warmest Wishes from