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'Love Food Hate Waste' stall visits the Paraparaumu farmers market

On Saturday 10 March we attended the Paraparaumu farmers market in conjunction with Organic Wealth to promote the 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign- and we are pleased to say it was a great success!

So what’s this 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign all about, you may ask? Well you may be surprised to learn that food waste is a huge problem in New Zealand, with the average Kiwi family throwing away three shopping trolleys of edible food each year! That’s $560 worth of good food going into our rubbish bins.

In order to reduce the amount of food going to waste, Kāpiti Coast District Council, along with 59 other councils around the country, are proud to support the 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign in Aotearoa. We’re partnering with local organisations, community groups and food waste champions to deliver the campaign messages that aim to help you make changes by providing tips, recipes and information around getting the most out of your food.

Keep an eye on the Sustainable Communities Kāpiti Facebook page for upcoming events, and catch up with some 'Love Food Hate Waste' stories from around the District on 'On To It'.  If you see us out and about, please come and say 'hi' and make a pledge to reduce your food waste.

A big thank you to the organisers of the Paraparaumu farmers market for hosting us- and congratulations to the winner of our awesome zero waste prize pack, Michelle Lough.

If you're keen to help spread the 'Love Food Hate Waste' message in Kāpiti or learn more about the campaign, we’d love to hear from you!  Please get in touch with Kath at waste@kapiticoast.govt.nz.

Local residents showing off their creative solutions for reducing single use plastic while shopping for their produce.

The awesome 'bicycle blender', courtesy of the guys at Bicycle Junction was a hit with the kids who were keen to blend themselves a banana smoothie.