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Australia aims to half food waste

Australia has set a target to half the amount of food waste it creates by 2030.

Around a third of food is wasted worldwide every year, about 1.3 billion tonnes. The financial cost in Australia alone is a staggering $20 billion annually. To support the country’s ambition to reduce it by 50%, the national government is investing $1.2 million as part of the Food Rescue Charities Program.

Just over $86,000 will be used by Secondbite to increase its freezer capacity for the storage of rescued food.

There are huge efforts going across Australia to tackle this global problem at a national level. The OzHarvest Market in Sydney, for example – which opened in Sydney earlier this year, offers customers access to food that would otherwise go to waste.

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