Congratulations to Warringah, Manly, Mosman, and Pittwater councils who in conjunction with Willoughby and North Sydney council’s are getting together and encouraging the younger members of our community about wastage and the art of using leftover food items.

By wasting food – fresh fruit and vegetables, leftovers, takeaways, packaged and long-life products, drinks and even frozen food – the average NSW household throws away $1036 a year.

This new venture – Loving Leftovers – Recipes for Kids in the Kitchen is to teach not only the youth but everyone about the Love Food/Hate Waste program.  The recipe book is available online.

In the latest audit of our bins by the SHOROC councils, almost 40% of the average bin was pure food wastage.  If we all thought about all the households in the SHOROC region, that amounts to an extremely large volume of waste – but this can change with some education.

By being less wasteful, you can save money and reduce your impact on our environment.

Love Food Hate Waste is about providing everyone with practical tips and tools to use every day like planning meals, preparing a shopping list, and learning how to best store food.

Love Food Hate Waste is an initiative of the NSW Government, Office of Environment and Heritage.