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.
Aside from being warming, filling and comforting, we love soups because they are a great way to either use up leftover or vegetables that are no longer at their best. Soups are very forgiving - you can freehand quantities and add in all sorts of odds and ends but still create something delicious.
Here’s some tips for turning leftovers into soups: