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Love Food Hate Waste is brought to you by The Victorian Government and delivered by Sustainability Victoria.

Each week the contents of our weekly garbage bins contain a large amount of food waste.

Some of this can’t be avoided, such as tea bags and orange peels. But much of it can be – in fact 25% of the contents of our garbage bins is made up of avoidable food waste – food that was purchased with the intention of being eaten but was instead discarded.

Love Food Hate Waste is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about avoidable food waste from Victorian households.

Reducing food waste benefits our environment and can also save households money - Victorian households estimate that they throw away up to $2200 a year in wasted food (Sustainability Victoria, 2014).

The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the large amounts of avoidable food waste and provides tips and hints for householders to reduce waste and save money.

The campaign is modelled on the Love Food Hate Waste campaign in the United Kingdom and the Love Food Hate Waste campaign delivered by the Environment Protection Authority in New South Wales.

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign has used information and data from the following sources

Love your food

Each year Victorian households throw out 64,500 tonnes of bread, pastry and biscuits.