If you haven’t heard of it, “War on Waste” is an ABC documentary about the wasteful habits of Australians. The Chaser comedian, Craig Reucassal hosts the show. Its mission is to highlight Australia’s waste and the sheer scale of how much good food is dumped before it even reaches supermarket shelves was one of the most surprising facts he unearthed.
Here is a link to the first episode
Some related articles worth reading:
“War on waste: craig reucassal reveals the shocking truth about our bananas”- http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/war-on-waste-craig-reucassel-reveals-the-shocking-truth-about-our-bananas/news-story/ddd59b65712f4649fc74b3f803520776
“Top tips for reducing water waste around family home” – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-16/top-tips-for-reducing-water-waste-around-family-home/8529384
I think it’s about time someone pointed the pink elephant in the room: we are pretty wasteful as a country.
Part of it is because people are pretty lazy – buying a takeaway coffee/ pizza/ meal is just so easy, you might as well spare the effort of BYO. Part of it is the lack of awareness of the harmful effects these habits have on our planet.
And the truth is, it really doesn’t take that much to change some of those habits.
I challenge you all to:
- Bring your own bags when you go grocery shopping
- Bring your own coffee cup if you’re a daily coffee drinker
- Make a conscious effort of eating everything in the fridge and pantry before you go grocery shopping again
- Bring your own lunch to work (heck, this is also a money-saving tip!)
Let’s do our little bit to look after our planet. 🙂