Australian Food Waste Challenge
Rocket Seeder is partnering with End Food Waste Australia to find the best Australian solutions to food loss and waste problems.
The Australian Food Waste Challenge is directly aligned with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 - which aims to half food loss and waste by 2030.
Supply chain innovation
Pre-farm gate solutions
UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3
SDG 12.3 has two components
12.3.1. Food Loss
12.3.2. Food Waste
Food loss focuses on food losses that occur up to the retail level, while food waste refers to retail and consumption waste.
The focus of sustainable consumption and production is about doing more with less. To do this, it is vital that we increase resource efficiency and promote sustainable lifestyles, by decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation.
If food waste and loss were its own country, it would be the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the world.
Over 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in Australia each year - presenting an economic opportunity of at least $20 billion.
Food waste accounts for more than 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than the entire aviation sector.
Over half of Australia's value-chain food and waste losses come from family households.