Thursday, November 26, 2015

Food Know How – A Recipe for Taste, Not Waste

Do you know how much food you throw away each week? In Victoria, food waste is a big problem. About 50% of the average household rubbish bin is food being sent to landfill. This is like throwing around $2,000 a year in the bin... or tossing out one in every five bags of shopping you buy.

The Food Know How Program is an award-winning program to help you reduce the amount of food you throw away, save money and help protect the environment all at the same time.

As I'm sure you all know know, the food going into a landfill produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Cutting down your food waste reduces the amount of methane emitted by our landfills and that benefits your entire community.

So..... LESS food waste IS MORE happy communities.

​​Joining the Food Know How Program as a member is easy, FREE and open to all residents of Darebin, Maribyrnong, Moreland, Whittlesea and Yarra Councils.

Becoming a Food Know How member gives you access to:
  • Attendance at a series of free workshops with a celebrity chef to learn top tips on preparing, cooking and storing food to avoid waste.
  • Chance to win a great range of prizes
  • Access to handy tips and tools to help reduce food waste like menu planners, storage guides and loads more.
  • A free kitchen caddy to help you measure your weekly food waste
  • Share food saving tips, secrets and ideas with other Food Know How members
​Make the most of our precious resources and reduce your environmental food-print!

TO JOIN OR FIND OUT MORE:
Food Know How is a food waste reduction program that was jointly designed and developed by Yarra City Council and Cultivating Community with funding from the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group.​


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