No Leftovers Left Behind

emissions, food waste
Worldwide
OzHarvest
Supported by OzHarvest
No Leftovers Left Behind
Citizens Goal: 2,500
776Joined

44 days to go

Ends Wed 1 Jan 2020, 12:00 am GBRT
(Great Barrier Reef Time)

  • United we are saving

    54.1k bags of food

    from landfill
    Considering an average of 1 × bags of food saved per Citizen per week
  • We can reallocate

    974.01t

    CO2
    The average amount of CO2 used to create and transport 54.1k bags of food
  • We can redistribute

    16.2MWh

    Energy
    The average amount of raw energy used to create and transport 54.1k bags of food
OzHarvest
OzHarvest
Australia's leading food rescue organisation
Australia

Challenge checklist

  1. Only buy what you need – and never, ever go shopping on an empty stomach!
  2. Use your leftovers – freeze, take for lunch or share
  3. Buy 'ugly' fruit & veggies – it’s madness how much imperfectly good produce ends up in landfill. Beauty is on the inside folks!
  4. Best before isn't a 'use by' date – we’re talking a question of quality, not safety. Know the difference.
  5. Compost, compost, compost – food waste sent to landfill produces methane, a greenhouse gas 25 × more potent than CO2.
  6. Get your friends, relatives, school or workplace to join in – when we work together everything is possible.
  7. #noleftovers – sharing is caring

Reduce your food waste
#noleftovers

The issue

Globally, we throw out about 1.3 billion tonnes of food a year, or a third of all the food that we grow. Oversized portions, the demand for ‘perfect’ fruit & vegetables and a downward trend in cost are all fuelling the epidemic. Bad yes, but how does it relate to the Reef? Not only is the process of farming and transporting unused food a waste of energy, labour and resources, but when food reaches landfill it releases potent greenhouse gases that fuel climate change. And that is bad news for the Reef.

The big picture

If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after the USA and China. Eliminating global food waste would save 4.4 million tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road.

Our impact

By joining our action, you’re personally contributing to a reduction in the amount of food entering landfill - now imagine the collective impact of thousands of Citizens uniting to reduce food waste! The good news is that businesses around the world are taking note, with many already committing to end food waste by donating or selling misshapen fruit & veg. Let’s send a clear message to decision makers - food waste is not just bad for people, it’s bad for the Reef.

Spread the word

We would love to see what you’re doing, so don’t forget to #citizensGBR and #uniteforthereef alongside the snaps of you chomping down on your elongated legume salad. Posting about your efforts isn't bragging – you’re helping to grow our community and champion positive impact for the Reef.

With more support we can have a bigger impact

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  • United we are saving

    54.1k bags of food

    from landfill
    Considering an average of 1 × bags of food saved per Citizen per week
  • We can reallocate

    974.01t

    CO2
    The average amount of CO2 used to create and transport 54.1k bags of food
  • We can redistribute

    16.2MWh

    Energy
    The average amount of raw energy used to create and transport 54.1k bags of food
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