Search for solutions to combat food wastage
TAX breaks should be given for the pick-up and transportation of food that would otherwise go to waste, Australia’s biggest food relief organisation says.
Foodbank Australia chief executive Brianna Casey said incentivising the transport of excess produce would have an “enormous impact” in tackling the nation’s food waste problem.
It is among the suggestions Foodbank is putting forward for the Federal Government’s National Food Waste Strategy, which aims to halve food waste by 2030.
Ms Casey said other countries had incentivised transport to help cover costs.
The government is hosting a National Food Waste Summit in November.
TAX BREAKS: Incentivising the transport of excess produce could help.