Reducing Food Waste

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Want to save money on your grocery bills? Keen to teach your kids about food?

Or maybe you want to do your bit for the environment?

Learn more about the issue of food waste and check out some of the great events coming up.

Share your story to help others in the Monash community reduce their food waste!

Upcoming events

 New events are coming soon.

‘Scrap Food Waste in Monash’ campaign

Monash Council is running an education campaign called ‘Scrap Food Waste in Monash’ to raise awareness about avoidable household food waste.

This campaign is supported by a Love Food Hate Waste Local Activity Grant from Sustainability Victoria. Find out more about the campaign in the video below. 

Reducing Food Waste - short story competition

Do you do anything at home to reduce your food waste? Do you have clever tips for reusing leftovers? Even if you don’t currently do anything, do you have plans to make a change in your food habits?

Share your story to help others in the Monash community reduce their food waste for your chance to win from a range of food waste prizes including preserving jars, reusable produce wraps and bags, compost bins and worm farms.

The winning stories will be shared as part of the Council’s ‘Scrap Food Waste in Monash’ campaign.

  • Competition will run until Friday 2 March 2018
  • Winners will be contacted in March 2018

SUBMIT your story online

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact Council’s Sustainability team on 9518 3792.

Privacy Statement

Monash City Council regards as important the protection of a person’s privacy and personal information.  The Council will protect this privacy and personal information in all dealings that it may have with you, in accordance with the principles set out in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

Collection of information in this competition

The information collected in this competition will be used for the purpose of assessing entries, notifying successful entrants of the competition outcome, creation of promotional and educational communications and to evaluate Monash City Council’s ‘Scrap Food Waste in Monash’ campaign.

If you have any concerns regarding privacy, please contact Council’s Privacy Officer on 9518 3696.

Did you know?

Each year in Victoria, households throw out 250,000 tonnes worth of food that could have been eaten - enough wasted food to fill Melbourne's Eureka Tower.

The average Victorian household wastes approximately $2,200 worth of food each year. That’s like throwing out 1 in every 5 bags of food bought!

This avoidable food waste sent to landfill has the potential to generate up to 400,000 tonnes of polluting greenhouse gases per year.

What’s food waste all about?

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Hot tips

You can minimise your food waste and save money at the same time by following some simple steps.

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Last updated: 08 February 2018