Whether you want to improve your health, clean up your eco-act or simply save money, looking at how much food you waste is a good idea. In our second post for Australia’s fave real estate site realestate.com.au, we share our 5 best tips for creating a zero waste kitchen:

Australians send four million tonnes of food to landfill every year and 60% of this is leftovers and fruit and vegetables that’ve been left to wilt.

This waste is a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions; for every tonne of food waste not sent to landfill, almost one tonne of CO2 emissions is saved.

It also makes good economic sense. The average Australian household throws away an estimated $1000 worth of food ever year, generally due to buying more than they need.

Read the full post here.

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