Buy less stuff you don't need. 
Reducing the number of products that create waste, means less waste to be disposed of. Food is one of the biggest areas of waste.  

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.
We’re 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 four weeks of recipes for affordable, healthy and zero waste meals.
Other organisations in Upper Hutt working to reduce food waste include:


Learn how to reduce waste

Kate Meads and The Rubbish Trip are some of New Zealand’s leading Waste Minimisation educators, they have lived experience of reducing waste in the home and offer practical tips and tricks. 

Attend a Kate Meads Workshop or download an online podcast at