New Zealand homes throw away 157,398 tonnes of food per year, all of which could have been eaten.
Wasting this food costs the average household $644 a year.
Not only is it costly for consumers, but also to the environment.
If food waste is disposed of in general waste, it will end up in the landfill. When food decomposes without oxygen in the landfill it releases methane which is a harmful greenhouse gas.
One of the ways that we waste food is because we only use certain parts of it. Love Food Hate Waste have launched the #compleat campaign to help you think about #compleating your food to reduce waste in your household.
Check out the following recipes to help you #compleat your food.
Say no to naked potatoes by baking them or making a potato peel pie or soup.
Wondering what to do with broccoli stalks? From pesto to pasta, salads to empanadas, here are a few recipes to help you make the most of the broccoli stems with benefit situation.
Use the power of cauli-flower by roasting it whole, making cauliflower rice or using it to make healthy pizza bases.
Check out how to use your apple peels and cores to make your own apple cider vinegar or here are 8 other awesome ideas for less-than-perfect apples.
Spread the word
Spread the word and share your own favourite #compleating tip with us. Remember – the more we use, the more we save – both our money and the planet.
Check out the Love Food Hate Waste website for more great ways to reduce your food waste.