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Want to reduce your food waste at home? Here are the 6 best evidence-based ways to do it

By Mark Boulet, Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash University
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From the farm to the plate, the modern day food system has a waste problem. Each year, a third of all food produced around the world, or 1.3 billion tonnes, ends up as rubbish. Imagine that for a moment – it’s like buying three bags of groceries at the supermarket then throwing one away as you leave.

Wasting food feeds climate change. Food waste accounts for more than 5% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. And this doesn’t include emissions from…


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