Make sure you check your cupboards and fridge, and make a shopping list before you go shopping. That will make it much easier to avoid those random impulse purchases.

Freezing food is literally like hitting a PAUSE button and you can freeze almost anything before it ruins!

Airtight containers for salads and herbs; the fridge for fruit instead of in a fruit bowl (bananas and pineapple are the exception to this); the freezer for leftovers that you’ll eat at a later date.

Don't cook too much and serve less rather than more. If your family are still hungry after polishing off what’s on their plate, they can always go for seconds. This will also keep your family healthier by making sure their individual appetites determine how much is eaten, rather than forcing them to finish their plate.



Do one thing differently and save money

Do at least one thing differently to avoid food waste and you’ll notice a difference to your weekly food bill. Tick the circle (or circles) and make the pledge to reduce your food waste. You will save money, cut food waste and ensure a healthier environment for you and your family to enjoy.




Any leftovers that you know you'll eat or reuse in the next day or two, can go straight in the fridge. Otherwise, freeze them and you'll have an easy meal for those busy days. Great leftover recipe ideas can be found at


Become a Food Lover Right Now

Free Love Food Hate Waste Cooking workshops

for busy parents


Would you love to save more money for your family simply by wasting less food? NSW householders waste more than $2.5 billion of edible food every year, most of which could have been eaten. These free practical workshops will help you to love your food more and waste less through better storage techniques and recreating your leftovers into delicious & nutritious recipes the whole family will enjoy. The workshops are being held in various locations across the region.

Who doesn't love food? But did you know that NSW households send an average of 800,000 tonnes of food a year to landfill.


Save more than $1,000 a year

Help to reduce food sent to landfill by considering some of these actions.


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What can you do to reduce your food waste?

Some tools to get your started

Watch our TV Commercial to find out what you can do.

Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website to find out more about loving food, and wasting less.

“This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy”

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Byron Shire

Clarence Valley


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Richmond Valley

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