Love Food, Hate Waste


Learn how to avoid food waste, save time and money and reduce environmental impact in your household. 

Did you know that across NSW, households throw away more than $2.5 billion worth of edible food each year? 

Food is wasted when we:

  • Buy more than is needed
  • Cook too much
  • Store food incorrectly
  • Throw away leftovers

We celebrate the diversity of food and cultures in NSW.

Through our workshops with community groups across Sydney we captured many ideas on how to waste less and turn leftover food into creative dishes.

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Watch here some of this shared wisdom in our short videos in Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and English. 

Get Recipes

Click here to download recipes in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish and English. Many of our workshop participants came up with these tasty ideas on what to do with some of the most common leftovers. 

Click on the links below to learn how to buy, cook and save: 

Buy it  

Cook it

Save it

Food waste study

If your community group would like to participate in a Love Food Hate Waste workshop contact us for further information. 

Tel: (02) 9319 0288 

Love Food Hate Waste is a project of the Ethnic Communities' Council. This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.


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Tiếng Việt

Making Rice Paper Rolls using leftovers. 

Here is an easy and creative recipe with some influences from Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese communities. 
Click here for a visual demonstration on how to make these.
For more recipes like this have a look here at our new recipe books in Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and English. 
Ryde City Council also has an online recipe book free for downloading here. (1107 KB).