Why Food Waste Matters
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Why Food Waste Matters

Food wastage is responsible for a third of all food we produce never being eaten.

It’s a hard fact to read, but it’s an important one. To try and put it into perspective, the 1.3 billion tonnes of food that is wasted each year weighs the same as one million cars. 

 

After this perfectly edible food is sent to landfill it is buried under layers upon layers of waste causing it to break down into methane- a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than CO2. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind the USA and China.

Food Waste Australia

While this problem is huge, it presents us with an equally massive opportunity to make positive impacts in our day-to-day life! Every action works towards changing our food system for the better, no matter how small. Don’t know where to start? We do! Follow us on your socials to see what events we have coming up!

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