Save $2,000 a year by loving your leftovers

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Are you overwhelmed with the amount of food in your fridge this holiday season?

Sunshine Coast Council’s Living Smart invites you to share your leftover recipe creations for a chance to win some great prizes including recipe books, Howards Storage World vouchers and more.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said as well as getting creative and making the most of all that delicious leftover food, residents would be saving time, money and the environment.

“Council’s Living Smart Love your Leftovers campaign was launched in November with the aim to help residents see food waste in a different light,” Cr McKay said.

“Food waste is estimated to cost the Australian economy around $20 billion each year.

“Nationally, consumers throw away around 3.1 million tonnes of edible food a year while another 2.2 million tonnes is disposed by the commercial and industrial sector.*

“When you consider how much unnecessary waste is going to landfill every year, this is really alarming.”

Cr McKay said council was committed to helping Sunshine Coast residents maintain their celebrated lifestyle by implementing the new Environment and Liveability Strategy over the coming years.

“This strategy includes our commitments to building a low carbon, energy and resource efficient community and embedding sustainable living practices throughout our region – and the Love your Leftovers campaign is a fantastic example of how we can help residents to save time and money, while also making our region more sustainable,” she said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing all of the scrumptious recipe creations entered into the Love your Leftovers competition.

“These will all form part of an ebook to share with the ‘love your leftovers’ community so you’ll always have different options to feed your family without needing to leave the house or fork out lots of money.”

The Love your Leftovers recipe competition closes on January 22. To share your creation visit the Living Smart website and while you’re there, sign up to get regular newsletters and tips for smart living in our region.

Living Smart is a local government partnership initiative.

*SARDI (2015) Primary Production Food Losses: Turning losses into profit.  South Australian Research and Development Institute, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia

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