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Becoming the Conscious Cook: Australia's Food Waste Reduction Initiatives

Posted by Laurie Horning, Business Development Associate on July 10, 2014

* This post is part of an ongoing series, "Food Waste Around the Globe." To see all related posts, click here.

Multiple actors within Australia are trying to reduce the nation’s annual food waste. According to the Food Waste Avoidance Benchmark Study 2009 conducted by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each household spends approximately $1,036 on wasted food, which amounts to $2.5 billion dollars within the NSW and $5 billion across Australia. This estimate means that the citizens of Australia end up throwing out more than 3 million tonnes of food each year! OzHarvest, a food charity headquartered in Sydney, measured that 3.28 million tonnes of food goes into Australian landfills each year and makes up 10% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. (When organic matter in a landfill starts to decompose, it releases methane gas, which is up to 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.)

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Antigaspi: The National Campaign to Reduce Food Waste in France

Posted by Laurie Horning, Business Development Associate on June 26, 2014

* This post is part of an ongoing series, "Food Waste Around the Globe." To see all related posts, click here.

On June 14th, 2013, the Minister of Agriculture, Guillaume Garot, signed a National Pact to eliminate half of France’s food waste by 2025. The National Pact outlines 11 steps the country plans to take in order to meet this aspiring goal. Here are a few unique ideas and initiatives demonstrated in the Pact that encourage French citizens to become more aware about their own consumption and how they can reduce food waste.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe