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OzHarvest is very proud to have taken home the 'Waste Minimisation Award' at Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Awards 2012 – for the 2nd year running!

The Sustainable Cities program is a Keep Australia Beautiful NSW initiative that recognises outstanding environmental initiatives implemented by local government authorities, schools, business and community groups whilst raising public awareness of environmental issues affecting metropolitan NSW

OzHarvest won the Visy Waste Minimisation Award for our ongoing efforts to rescue excess good food from supermarkets, food outlets, restaurants, retailers, and corporate kitchens that would otherwise be discarded and sent to landfill.

'In order for our cities to be healthy and sustainable into the future we must address the issue of waste. Organic waste in particular can be used as a resource, rather than going to landfill; something that OzHarvest does with enormous positive environmental and social impacts' Bernie Murphy, Acting CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW said.

The trophy is proudly displayed on our office mantelpiece!