Take action against food waste

Community change starts with decisions and choices that we make as individuals.

Reducing food waste in our homes is an easy and simple change that you can put into action today.

Can I really make a difference?

Take the challenge!

We’ve developed a range of smart tools to help you reduce your food waste and save you more money. 

The first step is to take is to figure out what foods get wasted the most.

Measure your food waste during the first week of the challenge and set yourself a reduction goal.

Use our Household Food Waste Diary to record a weeks worth of food waste.

This will help you discovery what food you waste the most of. This will help you reduce the amount of food you throw away and give you an idea on what to focus on.

After you complete the 5 week challenge use the diary to record again to see how much you have reduced.


Taking control of your food waste is an easy and effective way to have a positive impact in your community.

Beyond the environmental benefits, reducing food waste is a great way to save money, resources and time.


  • LESS food waste, IS MORE money saved – Avoiding this food waste can save the average household $39 of food each week, that’s more than $2000 every year – the average cost of registering and insuring your car each year!
  • LESS food waste, IS MORE free time – Australians discard up to 20% of the food we buy. That’s 1 out of every 5 shopping bags going to waste! Less food waste also means less shopping so we can spend more time doing the things we love.
  • LESS food waste, IS MORE beneficial to the environment – The waste that goes to landfill rots with other organic waste to create Methane – a greenhouse gas 25 times more global warming than Carbon Dioxide.

Increasing your Food Know How can make a difference to the money you save, how well you eat and the health of your family and the environment.

Reducing food waste has many positive environmental, economic and social benefits.

Environmental benefits include reducing the amount of that landfills create and reducing the amount of resources needed for food production.

Economic benefits include lowering the costs of waste disposal and reducing the costs of over-purchasing.

Social benefits relate to using the food we have available to feed the millions of people that struggle to find enough food each day, rather than buying it and then throwing it out.

Check out the Melbourne Food Charity Finder  to see how the food you can’t eat can help someone in need.