17th December 2020 By Staff Reporter | email@example.com | @foodtickernz
Three quarters of Kiwi households are throwing out uneaten food every week, binning a staggering $3bn worth of food every year, according to new research.
A survey of 1,000 New Zealanders conducted by meal kit company Hello Fresh showed 76% of the population threw out food to the value of $25 every week.
For a household on a budget of $150 that number represents around a sixth of their total food budget for the week.
In total, the amount of food thrown out across every household in New Zealand amounted to an estimated $3bn in food wastage each year.
Leftover meals were found to be most likely thrown out, making up 30% of responses, with uneaten fruit and vegetables next most common on 27%.
The HelloFresh research also showed 30% of Kiwi households had made an effort to reduce food waste as a result of Covid-19.
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