Sumary of Gen Z the main offenders as online orders keep Australia’s food waste bill at staggering $10.3bn:
- Alex DruceNCA NewsWireCamera IconNot Supplied Credit: News Corp AustraliaShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkPoor food habits shaped by lockdowns have once again added to a staggering waste bill, with Australians chucking another $10.3bn worth of meals in the bin over the past year.
- Rabobank Australia’s head of sustainable business development Crawford Taylor said this was an interesting quirk in the data, given younger generations were generally more conscious of activities that damaged the environment and threatened to worsen climate change.
- Mr Taylor said – as a nation – we were also less likely to adopt good food usage habits during year two of the pandemic, including eating or making new meals with leftovers, watching our portion sizes, freezing food and planning meals.
- Camera IconRegional and rural households were less wasteful than those in the city, which Mr Taylor said could be a nod to a greater knowledge of and respect for farming and food production activities.
- NCA NewsWire / Sarah Marshall Credit: News Corp Australia“I think really, what the data shows is that we haven‘t really got better at this,” Mr Taylor said.
- Regional and rural households were less wasteful than those in the city, which Mr Taylor said could be a nod to a greater knowledge of and respect for farming and food production activities.