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About Us

Inspired by the Love Food Hate Waste campaign in Great Britain, we undertook some research to find out if household food waste was a problem in Aotearoa.

Turns out food waste is a problem, with the average Kiwi family throwing away three shopping trolleys of edible food each year.

In order to reduce the amount of food going to waste (and the vast financial and environmental costs associated with it) WasteMINZ has partnered with 60 councils and community groups and the Ministry for the Environment to deliver Love Food Hate Waste in Aotearoa. It is a three-year campaign which launched on 1 June 2016.

Love Food Hate Waste started in Great Britain in 2007 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.

If you have a media enquiry please contact Jenny on 09 476 7164