Find a place where you can compost
If you have food that is already opened or otherwise can’t be given to people, consider ShareWaste, an app that will connect you with local households or organisations with chickens/worm farms/or compost. Cafes can redistribute coffee grounds via ShareWaste too! If we can’t feed people, our next steps should be to feed animals, and feed our soil.
As well as reducing avoidable food waste at home, we can buy/eat rescued food. Businesses who redistribute or use surplus or imperfect food are becoming more popular. Wellington currently has Foodprint, Wonky Box, and Everybody Eats. If you haven’t already, give them a go!
If you or somebody you know has a project focused on tackling food/organic waste in our city, our Waste Minimisation Seed Fund – Organics Diversion is open for Expressions of Interest with up to $100,000 available.