Food waste is a major issue in New Zealand, although you may not realise it. Every time we throw away food – our bread crusts or last night’s leftovers – it adds up. Love Food Hate Waste wants to change this.
In fact, Kiwi households throw waste 86kgs of edible food each year. How do we know how much Kiwis throw away? We went through your rubbish.
We gathered bags that were left out on the street for rubbish collection, opened them and separated out the food. We then measured it to get a picture of what Kiwis throw out. It was a gross but important thing to do. Only by realising what a problem food waste is, can we begin to solve it.