Tag Archives: Australia

Visualizing Global Food Waste XXVI

I do love a good infographic…Feast your eyes on these informative graphics, courtesy of these committed Australian restaurateurs. As you can see, those are some tall, tall waste bins in the Food Losses and Waste Per Capita graph! They represent the poor infrastructure (poor storage, technology, and roads, etc.) throughout much of the developing world [...]

November 9, 2015 | Posted in Infographic, Institutional | Comments closed

Visualizing Australian Food Waste

Apparently, infographic month continues here at Wasted Food, this time for Australia. My favorite stat from Foodwise: Australia’s annual food waste would fill enough trash trucks to stretch from Oz to New Zealand three times! (I will refrain from making a lame Outback Steakhouse joke here.)

December 19, 2013 | Posted in General, Infographic, International, Stats | Comments closed

Southern Hemisphere Roundup

As is the case globally in the wake of World Environment Day, there’s plenty afoot on food waste ‘down under.’ A sampling: OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue group, just announced it will hold a Feeding the 5K event in late July. The group recovered 1,600 tonnes of food in 2012. Almost as impressive: The group recently [...]

June 10, 2013 | Posted in International | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Food is too cheap, according to the head of Unilever, which prompts much waste in the developed world. Yes, but…there are still so many who don’t get enough to eat. Meanwhile, in that same article, we learn that Londoners waste half the food they buy. — — Not to be outdone, the entire country of [...]

November 9, 2012 | Posted in College, International, Supermarket | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Sodexo’s Stop Wasting Food campaign is approaching its first b-day and remains pretty awesome. — — Nice to see public funds going toward a Love Food, Hate Waste Campaign…in Australia. — — It’s interesting to get a waste hauler’s perspective on greening events and composting. — — Finally, I gotta give my pal Ashley (of [...]

July 15, 2011 | Posted in College, Composting, Events, Food Recovery, Friday Buffet, Institutional, International | Comments closed

Aussie, Aussie, Oy!

A video of Australian celebrity chef Matt Moran berating an assistant for throwing away food has been making the rounds recently. It features some dicey language, but plays like a food waste lamenter’s dream. As you may have suspected, the video was staged. Yet, the nice part is that it wasn’t some self-serving hoax. Instead, [...]

May 16, 2011 | Posted in International | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Food’s cheapness is a major factor in why we waste so much of it. A BlogHer writer makes a compelling case that buying expensive food reduces waste both from overeating and discards. Waste comes in two forms: food disposed of in the garbage and food disposed of in the human body. When you eat beyond [...]

January 28, 2011 | Posted in College, Composting, Friday Buffet, Household, International | Comments closed
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