Food waste costs the average Victorian household $2,200 a year and we throw out 1 in 5 bags of food we buy!
The Love Food Hate Waste Victoria campaign, by Sustainability Victoria, has hundreds of tips, ideas and recipes to help you reduce your food waste.
And right now they are helping Victorians to love their leftovers!
By using up leftovers and using what you’ve already got, you will waste less food, get more from your grocery bill and do a little bit for the environment while you’re at it.
By using up leftovers, your household could:
o Reduce your grocery bill
o Help the environment by wasting less resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
o Be more organised in the kitchen
o Get more nutrition from your groceries
o Live more sustainably.
Whether it’s last night’s dinner or the last few mushrooms in your fridge, there are lots of ways you can love your leftovers, such as:
o Reinvent last night’s dinner into today’s lunch
o Use up or freeze fresh produce if it’s about to go bad
o Make friends with your freezer by freezing leftovers in single serve portions
o Check the fridge and pantry before shopping so you know what you have
o Cook up a hearty winter soup or stew to use up vegetables that are past their best
o Plan meals around what you already have and need to use
o Start a weekly leftovers night
Check out these new short videos with great fun ideas to use up leftovers:
How to get involved
For tips, advice and recipes, you can follow the Love Food Hate Waste Victoria Facebook page or visit the website www.lovefoodhatewaste.vic.gov.au