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Sign up now to make the most of your grocery shop

Pictured above: Compostible Organics

Join the Love Food Hate Waste Challenge today to start saving money and our environment.

More than half of the average Townsville bin is filled with compostable organics, which is why Townsville City Council is challenging locals to reduce their food waste this March as part of national Food Waste Action Week.

When you sign up you’ll receive weekly tips, a chance to win a prize each week, and entry into the draw for a grand prize after completing the end-of-challenge survey.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairperson Russ Cook said the three-week challenge would help locals learn important tips and tricks for reducing food waste and saving money at home.

“Council is moving towards having zero landfill in Townsville by 2030, but we can’t do it alone,” Cr Cook said.

“The average Australian household spends more than $2000 each year on food that ends up in the bin. That’s a huge amount of money and food that’s wasted.

“Joining the Love Food Hate Waste Challenge will help you learn easy tips to help save your back pocket and our environment.

“Everyone who takes on the challenge will get weekly tips and links to resources to use at home and share with their family, friends and colleagues, a chance to win a prize each week by sharing their best food waste reduction tips, hacks and recipes, an end of challenge survey to see how well you’ve done, and entry in the draw for a grand prize once you’ve finished the survey.”

The Love Food Hate Waste Challenge runs from March 6 to March 27.

To sign up to the Love Food Hate Waste Challenge, visit Council’s website.

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