Search for so­lu­tions to com­bat food wastage

Gatton Star - - LIFE INTO RURAL -

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.

PHOTO: FILE

TAX BREAKS: In­cen­tivis­ing the trans­port of ex­cess pro­duce could help.

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