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Make the most of Every Bite


Everyone knows that the cost of food is skyrocketing, but did you know that homes in Aotearoa throw away over 157,000 tonnes of food every year*? That’s enough to feed everyone in the Upper Clutha region for more than 20 years.

Every bite is a food appreciation movement designed to help households become more food resourceful and reduce household food waste across Aotearoa by 10%.

We’re incredibly excited to have been chosen as one of the four regional hubs to offer Every Bite in our community!

every bite food waste prevention programme

Get involved in the Every Bite programme!

It will provide you with the tools and resources and, most importantly, the motivation to monitor your food waste, as well as loads of tips, tricks, and tasty recipes for keeping your kai in date and on your plates.

It’s super easy and will result in some positive changes to your household food waste and your grocery bill.

If you would like to get involved in future Every Bite events register your interest below!

Photo of Refashion model at the end of the running wearing a bright ensemble created from repurposed material - from last years Refashion show. With text that reads 'Refashion - a fashion show cut differently. 21 March 6pm Lake Wānaka Centre. With Wastebusters logo, QLDC logo and Wastebusters' Slow Fashion Month logo.
Pink text on green background reads "every bite" underneath in white text is the sub header "food appreciation movement".

Register for the Programme

We will be running more Every Bite programmes in August/September 2024, so if you would like to get involved please click on the button below to secure your spot today. We will let you know more as soon as we have confirmed the date and venue.

Toby’s Every Bite Experience

Our Campaign Lead, Toby Butland, took part in the Every Bite pilot study and hasn’t looked back. Read about his Every Bite experience and how the things that he and his whānau learned over the 4 weeks have become part of their way of life and cut down their food waste and their grocery bills.