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Food waste is a massive problem in New Zealand

Every year Kiwis send 122,547 tonnes of food to landfill, all of which could have been eaten. Not only is wasting food costing us money, it is also bad for the environment.
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Reduce Your Waste

Kiwi households bin 79kgs of food each year – that’s the same as throwing out 55 rotisserie chickens

The average Kiwi family throws out three shopping trolleys of food each year

20 million loaves of bread are wasted each year by New Zealand households

As a nation we waste $872 million a year on food that we buy and then throw away uneaten

13,388 tonnes of potatoes end up in the rubbish tip each year in New Zealand

88% of Kiwis value the food they buy and don’t want to throw it away