Throughout this campaign, we’ve kept the focus on food waste in the restaurant industry; how important it is, how information and action in Australia is lacking and how we can learn from other countries’ efforts. However, if we have piqued your interest in food waste – and we hope we have – there are great organisations in Australia that will help you learn more about food waste, how to reduce your own output and how to consume more sustainably.
Without further ado, here are some of the leading few in their own words…
- Food Wise“With the FoodWise website, our aim is to create a one-stop food sustainability website where people and organisations can share information. While the average food shopping expedition can fast resemble a mine field, we’re about building public understanding of the power of consumers and what we can do to build a better food future.
By bringing together a community of people who love food, we want to create a more sustainable approach to the way that we grow, distribute, consume and dispose of that food.
In other words, FoodWise is a how-to guide to cooking up real change.”
- OzHarvest“OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 800 charities.
OzHarvest is the only food rescue organisation in Australia collecting surplus food from all types of food providers including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.”
- Love Food Hate Waste“Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness about the environmental, economic and social impacts of food waste in NSW and reduce the amount of good food being sent to landfill.
The program is run by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and delivered in partnership with NSW businesses, not-for-profit organisations, local councils and community groups who share a commitment to reducing food waste.”