Food Waste Action Week
18 - 24 March 2024

About Food Waste Action Week 2024!


This year, Food Waste Action Week will run from 18th – 24th March with the theme: “Choose What You’ll Use”.Since 2021, Food Waste Action Week has been connecting businesses, government organisations and global partners to increase awareness amongst citizens about the devastating impact food waste is having on the planet. Last year over 8 million people heard about the campaign, with 162 organisats taking part, and 12 countries supporting it.

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Join the campaign and make a real impact! Download our comprehensive toolkit packed with free assets and creative ideas to get involved. Let's work together to drive change and help Kiwis' on their food waste journey.

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Why Food Waste Matters

Our research shows that New Zealand households throw away over 100,000 tonnes of food a year. That is equivalent to 271 jumbo jets of food that has to go somewhere to rot, instead of being eaten. All of this food is worth about $3.2 billion each year. You can find out what we know here.