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Zero Food Waste Challenge

This September 19-25 is the launch of Aotearoa’s first ever Zero Food Waste Challenge Week to get New Zealanders talking about and tackling food waste at home. The Challenge promotes a rethink of how we manage our food, how we view food waste and how a few small changes can make a big difference to our household budgets.

Everyone is invited to join the FREE 7-day challenge to put nothing, nada, nil, zip, zilch, kore, zero food in the bin for a week - or give it a darn good go. ‘Challengees’ won’t be doing it solo. There’s plenty of tips, tricks and tools to help them make the most of their food. ‘Challengees’ will be doing a whole lot of good for the planet and their pocket - and there’ll be prizes and exclusive offers.

Veronica Shale, Founder of Zero Food Waste New Zealand, says food waste is a problem and an opportunity for nearly every household in the country. “It’s no secret that Kiwis waste too much food and bin it. Sadly, food that is left buried deep in landfills accounts for 10 percent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions globally. In fact, if food waste was a country, it would be the 3rd biggest emitter of carbon emissions behind the US and China! Collectively our habits are not only then damaging our precious environment, but they’re also costing us a heap of money at a time in which every cent counts for so
many of us,” she says.