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Earlier this year, Stratford District Council implemented its Waste Minimisation Management Plan (WMMP) in order to promote effective and efficient waste management and minimisation within the district. Part of this plan is Council’s vision of working Towards Zero Waste.

 

Through this plan, Council has already begun to achieve results. A big part of this plan is the introduction of numerous education programmes and workshops in the district specifically aimed at improving recycling, decreasing the amount of non-recyclable items found in recycling bins and reducing food waste to landfill.

Every year Kiwis send 122,547 tonnes of food to the landfill, all of which could be eaten. 39% of waste collected from Stratford households is organic material (food scraps). Not only is wasting food costing us money, but it is also bad for the environment. To help Stratford minimise their food waste, Love Food Hate Waste is coming to Stratford New World this October.

Love Food Hate Waste is a three year campaign to help kiwis reduce the amount of food they waste. It is being run by 59 Councils across the country in conjunction with the Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ). Stratford District Council is pleased to be involved with this initiative, by supporting the stand at Stratford New World on Wednesday 10 October from 12noon – 4pm. There will be an abundance of information available to help residents reduce their food waste, including tips on food storage, meal planning, food portioning and preserving.

For more information around reducing your food waste, and to read some handy tips and tricks, visit the website www.lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz.