Food waste for business

Businesses can play an important role in reducing food waste sent to landfill, particularly supermarkets, hotels, cafes, restaurants and shopping centre food courts.

Businesses can do their bit by reducing the amount of food wasted, sending excess food to food recovery organisations, and recycling the remaining food waste. As well as being better for the environment, reducing food waste to landfill can save businesses money.

Our case studies show how organisations have reduced their food waste:

The Department of Health and Human Services' food organics recycling guide and calculator assists small to medium sized food service organisations:

  • reduce food waste going to landfill
  • save costs
  • reduce environmental impacts (including greenhouse gas emissions)
  • demonstrate environmental leadership.  

Food waste case studies

Last updated: 28/06/2021