Love Food Hate Waste

New Zealand families waste about $560 each year on food which is thrown uneaten into the rubbish bin. This adds up to a staggering $872 million for the whole country.  It also results in 122,000 tonnes of edible food going to landfill and generating greenhouse gases.

Upper Hutt City Council  is proud to be part of the national Love Food Hate Waste NZ campaign which aims to turn this around, by inspiring and enabling people to waste less food.

For practical tips on how to reduce your own food waste and save money visit

Free for download, Easy Choice Family Kai booklets provides 4 weeks of recipes for affordable, healthy and zero waste meals.


Other organisations in Upper Hutt working to reduce food waste include:

Note: Groups working to minimise food waste in New Zealand include:

  • Community Fruit Harvesting rescues surplus produce from gardens and orchards. They operate in the following locations.
  • Food rescue groups operate in the following locations.
  • The Social Pantry operates in six locations around New Zealand.

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Last updated on 14 Jan 2019