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Wise on Waste for Food Businesses

NSW businesses send more than 400,000 tonnes of food to landfill each year. Wise on Waste ( or WoW) aims to encourage food businesses to reduce food waste and increase the rate of recycling.  

Local businesses can use the resources below to reduce their food waste. Hard copy kits can be requested via .

About the Kit

Food Waste Audit

How to Conduct a Food Waste Audit_Factsheet

Checklist and Action Plan template

How to Avoid Food Waste Due to Spoilage_Factsheet

How to Avoid Food Waste-Food Preparation_Factsheet

How to Avoid Food Waste-Customer Plates_Factsheet

Plate Waste Poster

Doggy Bag Factsheet 

Doggy Bag Poster

 How to Manage Excess or Unavoidable Food Waste_Factsheet

Donating Food 









Love Food Hate Waste Videos

The following videos have been developed by Hunter Councils in partnership with Hunter TAFE. The videos feature award winning chef Troy Rhoades-Brown and leading restaurateur Neil Slater and demonstrate practical strategies to avoid food waste.

Waste Management in Business


Avoid Food Waste and Save Your Business Money

Sustainability in Business

For further information or to receive resources email  

This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less Recycle More Initiative, funded by the waste levy.