Are you throwing away 20% of the food you buy? Unfortunately, according to Food Wise food waste is a real problem. Australians are tossing 1 out of every 5 bags of groceries purchased. That’s a staggering 4 million tonnes, worth $8 billion dollars of edible food going in the bin each year.
Thankfully, food waste can be a thing of the past. Waste-free cooking is pretty simple, once you know the ropes. We just have to rekindle some of Grandma’s know-how.
Firstly, there’s the financial benefit: $1,036 per year for the average household (enough to feed a family for a month)! This Sustainability Victoria report found food waste in 2014 to be even higher, at $2,200 per household.
Secondly, the environmental impacts are quite significant. When food waste ends up in landfill, it produces methane gas. This greenhouse emission is a staggering 25 times more potent than the carbon pollution from your car’s...