Use It Up

Use It Up is our ongoing campaign to tackle household food waste. Every year, 2.5 million tonnes of food is wasted from our homes. Luckily, we’ve got a solution that sticks!

Use your Use It Up™ tape to see what needs using first, and cook a Use It Up meal once a week! It’s a simple habit that will save food, save money and save the planet.

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Use It Up

Use It Up is our ongoing campaign to tackle household food waste. Every year, 2.5 million tonnes of food is wasted from our homes. Luckily, we’ve got a solution that sticks!

Use your Use It Up™ tape to see what needs using first, and cook a Use It Up meal once a week! It’s a simple habit that will save food, save money and save the planet.

Use It Up Tape

OzHarvest’s Use It Up Tape makes it easy to fight food waste at home. The tape can be used to mark a shelf in your fridge or pantry, or on food items/containers that needs using up. It’s a visual reminder for the whole household – once you can see it, you can use it up!

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Use It Up Recipes

Our research showed that using up your food, before buying more is the best way to reduce food waste at home.

Use It Up is all about making it easy for Aussies to waste less. Check out our quick and easy recipes and videos to transform commonly wasted ingredients into delicious meals. Plus, great tips and tricks from top chefs and OzHarvest supporters.

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A solution that sticks!

Latest research from BehaviourWorks Australia shows Use It Up Tape is a simple yet powerful solution in the fight against food waste.

Use It Up Tape Impact Study

Downloadable tools

Fight food waste at home by getting into good food saving habits. Click here for a collection of downloadable resources. Including a combined meal planner and shopping list to make sure you only buy what you need, and a fridge guide to help stack your fridge to make food last longer.

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Work with us!

Are you a council, business or organisation keen to share Use It Up with your community? We’d love to chat – please get in touch at [email protected]

The Research

OzHarvest teamed up with BehaviourWorks Australia (part of Monash Sustainable Development Institute) to understand what it takes to halve household food waste. This Australian-first research is detailed in the report ‘Halving Household Food Waste – Which Behaviours Matter?’ 

The campaign was informed by the insights from the report, inspiring citizen action to help achieve our national target of halving food waste by 2030, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. 

Read the Report

Ask for government action!

Our nation produces a staggering 7.6 million tonnes of food waste each year. That’s 7.6 million tonnes too much! We need change and government action. Stand with us and sign our petition today!

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