Upcoming Event Will Bring Attention to Food Waste

Associate Professor Bill Pritchard will be a panellist at the Sydney Think.Eat.Save event

With Australians wasting up to $10 billion worth of food each year, some of the country’s top chefs, politicians, celebrities and activists are uniting with OzHarvest and the United Nations this Monday, 27 July, to address the urgent need to limit food waste.

Think.Eat.Save events – which are now in their third year – will be held across the country including regional areas like Port Macquarie to take a stance against food waste. The Sydney Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Bill Pritchard of the Food, People and the Planet node will be among the panellists at the Sydney event in Martin Place from 1.05pm.

The public will get the chance to enjoy a free, hot meal made from rescued produce that would have ended up in landfill. People can also show their support by making a personal pledge to reduce food waste or via social media by posting an image of an ‘X’ made from utensils or food items to represent the end of food waste along with the hashtag #thinkeatsave.

These events are part of a global campaign, which launched in June this year at Parliament House in Canberra, calling on the nation’s top political leaders to set a target to reduce food waste by 50 per cent by 2025.