Great clip on TVNZ Closeup on how much food we kiwis waste. http://tvnz.co.nz/close-up/taking-new-zealand-s-food-waste-video-5065256
The Close Up clip says 1/4 of rubbish in our landfills is food waste. 50 % of most people’s wheelie bins is food waste. We can’t keep building more landfills and with concepts like Hungry Bins there is no need for food waste to go to the dump. Statistics like this prove that we are buying too much food and it goes off so gets thrown away. Zero Waste say an Australian study showed that the average person throws away about $500 worth of food per year.
Lou Lennane is seen in the clip delivering food from Countdown to people who put the fruit and vege waste to great use. A public health nurse takes three boxes to homes where children don’t see much fresh fruit and veges. I am trying to find out more about Fairfood and will follow up. Looks like a great concept.
Seems to me car share and food waste have a lot in common. Once we become aware of our waste ( wasted car journeys and pollution it creates or wasted food and mess it creates in landfills) perhaps the more aware we will be and then the more we will think twice about whether we really need to overfill our trolleys with food or whether we really need to take that car journey or could we walk, bike, bus and so on.