In Aotearoa, we waste 130,000 tonnes of food every year, and it is estimated that 60% of that food going to landfill is edible.

Not only is food waste terrible for the planet due to harmful greenhouse gasses being released into the atmosphere, but our pockets too!

It is estimated that every year, New Zealanders waste $1,510 worth of food per household. That's $3.2 billion a year!

Our job at Love Food Hate Waste NZ is to provide resources, tips, tricks, and food waste fighting recipes so that it doesn't end up in landfill.

Launched by WasteMINZ in 2016, the Love Food Hate Waste NZ project is supported by 52 councils across the country with funding from the Ministry for Environment's Waste Minimisation Fund.


We work with food businesses, supermarkets, and food rescue organisations to reduce the amount of good food going into the bin; ultimately working towards halving food waste by 2030 as part of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.

Real change begins in the kitchen, tackling the issue at the source. With your help and dedication to reducing food waste in the home we can achieve positive results!

Love Food Hate Waste started in Great Britain in 2007 by WRAP  and has been successful in reducing the amount of food that British households throw out. The campaign is also currently being run in Scotland, Vancouver, New South Wales and Victoria.

Contact Us:

Whether you want to share your food waste tip with us or have questions about food waste in New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.

Email or if you prefer, we’re probably hanging out on social media, so talk to us there.

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Media enquiries can be sent to:

Juno Scott-Kelly, Communications Manager

022 463 9450


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