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TACKLING FOOD WASTE IN NSW

New South Wales will realistically never be a ‘zero waste society’. But as the CEO of OzHarvest Ronni Kahn will tell you it won’t be for want of trying. After tireless lobbying by Kahn and OzHarvest, in 2005 NSW passed into law an amendment which allowed food donors to donate surplus food without fear of liability. With this change in legislation OzHarvest was free to engage in what is now its core business – collecting and redistributing waste food that would otherwise end up in landfill.   They now supply more than 500 charities across all major Australian cities who depend on their collection of food from supermarkets, farmers and commercial food outlets such as cafes and restaurants, to feed society’s most vulnerable.  Continue reading