Australia's food supply chain has a significant impact on our contribution to the greenhouse effect.
When you throw out food, what you put in the bin is not the only resource being wasted. You are also throwing away all the resources used to produce that food and get it from the farm to your plate – such as water and energy.
Roughly 23% of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions are from the food supply chain.
Reduce food waste at home
You can reduce the amount of food being thrown out at home by following some simple steps.
Reuse your organic waste, such as food scraps and grass clippings, by making a worm farmor compost system.
Plan your meals for the week before you go shopping.
Write a shopping list after you have checked what you already have at home.
Always store and prepare food by following the instructions on the packaging.
Do not store opened foods in cans. Tin and iron can dissolve, which will spoil the food.