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8 Food Waste Takeaways from COVID-19

by OzAdmin

January 28, 2021

OzHarvest, United Nations urge Aussies to change food waste habits and #PledgeAPlate to save $8 billion per year
OzHarvest, United Nations urge Aussies to change food waste habits and #PledgeAPlate to save $8 billion per year
Sustainability news

8 Food Waste Takeaways from COVID-19

by OzAdmin

We’ve learnt a lot from the pandemic – one of those things has been to love our food. We have compiled Australian specific research to show you the top 8 food waste habits that have changed for the better.

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8 Food waste Takeaways from COVID-19

 

COVID-19 changed the way we shop, buy and appreciate food. Here’s how the pandemic changed our relationship with food:

1. 57% of Australians say they are wasting less food (1)

2. 48% more Australians are cooking from scratch (1)

3. 56% of Australians are shopping more purposely for food (1)

4. 24% of those surveyed are freezing food to maximise storage life (2)

5. 20% of those surveyed are cooking together and teaching their kids how to cook. (3)

6. 20% of those surveyed said they now look before they shop (2)

7. 25% of those surveyed say they’ve reduced food waste (2)

8. 33% of those surveyed are more aware about food waste and how to use food (3)

To learn more about how you can fight food waste, visit us at www.fightfoodwaste.org 

References:

  1. Pollinate Insights – Food Waste During COVID-19
  2. Love Food Hate Waste NSW 2020
  3. Eat Well Tasmania  2020