I’m passionate about this stuff. Sustainability. No waste. So I was very happy to be involved in Sustainable Table’s Waste Deep documentary, which is a gentle way of easing people into the issues and what each of us can do about them. I make an appearance – or three – alongside gardening guru Costa, Tim Silverwood and incredibly passionate initiatives like Second Bite and Buy Nothing New Month. You can watch it in full below.
Highlights from the doco:
- Aussie farmers are doing it tough. We love it when we can grab our groceries on the mega cheap and our peaches look perfect, but the balance between what it costs to produce our food and what we pay for it isn’t always there. Many, many farmers walk off the land every year. And that ain’t a good thing.
- We’re tossing out billions of pieces of plastic every year. Much of it comes from food packaging. Too much of it ends up in our oceans and environment, harming wildlife and polluting soil and water.
- On average, every household in Australia throws out over $1000 worth of food each year. At the same time, we have over 2 million Aussies going hungry. Um…
What can we do?
1. Buy local. The more local the better. Food produced in your state, where possible. Is all the produce at your nearby greengrocer necessarily local? Maybe not, you have to ask. Asking encourages.
2. Get clever about reducing waste. I mention in the doco a few things I do to avoid food waste that also help to make my life incredibly easier by creating flow. On that note, this theme flows through my new book, I Quit Sugar For Life.
To that end,
a little listicle of links to help you live waste free:
2. Try Local Harvest. Find food co-ops and organic stores near you. You simply pop in your postcode and presto.
3. Check out Sustainable Table‘s overview of the variety of grocery shopping options available, from markets to box systems to farm