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This page details some facts and figures about food waste in New Zealand - and provides some tips for minimising waste.

New Zealand Food Waste

New Zealand families waste about $560 each year on food which is thrown uneaten into the rubbish bin. This adds up to a staggering $872 million for the whole country. 

It also results in 122,000 tonnes of edible food going to landfill and generating greenhouse gases.

Tasman District Council is proud to be part of the national Love Food Hate Waste NZ campaign which aims to turn this around, by inspiring and enabling people to waste less food.

Reducing Food Waste and Saving Money

Clean out for Christmas - November 2017

November is a good time to clean out your fridge, freezer and pantry in preparation for Christmas. Not only will you be making space to store a turkey or ham, and lots of leftovers, you can also save yourself some money in the process.

Go through your kitchen and make a list of things that have been hanging around a bit too long. Make the effort to eat your way through the list over the next couple of weeks.

Fritters and pancakes are a great way to use up little odds and ends. Whether it is leftover roast vegetables, an old tin of corn or some peas that have been in the freezer forever, the beauty of the fritter is that they can be adapted based on what you need to use up.

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