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news.com.au 23 Nov, 2021 13:30 am

Rabobank report: Gen Z main offenders as online orders keep Australia’s food waste bill at staggering $10.3bn

Rabobank report: Gen Z main offenders as online orders keep Australia’s food waste bill at staggering $10.3bn
Poor 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.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.Picture: NCA NewsWire / Sarah Marshall “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.EXCLUSIVE: Online ordering habits during lockdown kept Australia’s food waste bill shockingly high in 2021, with one generation proving worse than others.

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