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5 Tips On How To Cut Down On Food Waste

We waste 1.3 billion tonnes of food each year. Here's how to do your part to slash those numbers.

5 Tips On How To Cut Down On Food Waste
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Food waste is a big problem around the world. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, roughly one-third of all the food produced in the world, or 1.3 billion tonnes, gets lost or wasted annually.

Australia's Department of Environment and Energy estimate food waste to cost the Australian economy around $20 billion each year, with Aussies throwing away around 3.1 million tonnes of food annually.
Those numbers are mind-boggling!

While we can’t solve the issue of food waste overnight, there are small steps we can take to play our part.

Here are 5 simple tips:
 

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1. Buy only what you need
1. Buy only what you need
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This might seem obvious but it is one of the reasons why we’re left with so much food waste.

We go overboard buying groceries that we end up not eating and just throwing away.

This happens a lot with fresh produce, such as vegetables and fruits.

By the time we notice them again in the fridge, they may have gone bad.

So make a grocery list and stick with it, and if you stray, make sure you use up the items asap.



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