Have your say on the draft strategy and framework of actions to reduce food waste from households and businesses and divert this material from landfill.

What’s being decided?

We are seeking feedback on the draft Valuing Our Food Waste: South Australia’s strategy to reduce and divert household and business food waste (Valuing our Food Waste).

The draft strategy supports the proposed state waste targets and proposes specific actions to reduce and divert food waste across three program areas:

  • Prevention and diversion of household generated food waste
  • Commercial sector food waste generation and collection systems 
  • Attracting and supporting investment and markets

The actions supporting these program areas consider:

  • existing policy measures including progressing the circular economy in South Australia
  • working within the waste management hierarchy
  • addressing single-use plastics
  • supporting the South Australian resource recovery industry. 

Given the significant role that state and local government, business and the community will play in achieving the objectives, we want your feedback on the draft Valuing our Food Waste and proposed actions to reduce food waste.

Get involved

To provide your feedback, read Valuing our Food Waste: South Australia’s strategy to reduce and divert household and business food waste and the summary of proposed actions for change and have your say by:

Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by Green Industries SA. Submissions will be treated as public documents unless received in confidence. They may be quoted in full or part in subsequent Green Industries SA reports. If you do not want the public to read your answers, please write ‘confidential’ on your submission.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will help Green Industries SA develop the final household and business food waste strategy and the framework of actions.

What are the next steps?

The final strategy and framework of actions will be released in late 2020 and will be available on this site.  

Contact details

For general enquiries, please email greenindustries@sa.gov.au or call us on 08 8204 2051 during business hours (9am to 5pm, weekdays).

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 14 August 2020

Related Consultation

Consultation is also underway on draft South Australia's Waste Strategy 2020-2025. Have your say on this draft strategy to help build on South Australia's achievements in recycling, resource recovery and transitioning to the circular economy.

Upcoming key dates

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 at 5:00 PM

Valuing Our Food Waste

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