Food Waste

Closeness to markets helps Kiwi growers avoid food waste

[17 April/Stuff NZ] At the recent Grow 2019: Boma NZ Agri Summit, PurePlus+ chief executive Amy Keller said that 40 percent of what is grown globally becomes food waste, with 50 percent of this being made up by fruit and vegetables. PurePlus+ makes plant-based powders derived from fruits and vegetables that otherwise would be wasted....

One-stop-shop farm waste recovery to prevent burning and stockpiling

[29 March/Stuff NZ] Rural recycling programme Agrecovery will provide an easier way for farmers to sustainably dispose of waste. The programme will clear agrichemical and motor oil containers, unwanted agrichemicals, used motor oil, fertiliser bags and silage wrap as well as a wide variety of waste in addition to these agrichemical products. Adrienne Wilcock, Agrecovery...

Kiwis waste $1.8b of food a year

[30 October/New Zealand Herald] New research commissioned by a division of RaboBank New Zealand has revealed New Zealanders waste an astounding $1.8 billion on food every year. This equals an eighth of what they buy each week. The survey identified that 94 percent of New Zealanders waste food. They also identified food going off before...