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Waste Free for Me

May 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0

Solution for Australia’s three biggest food wasters

Every household wastes on average at least $1000 a year on their grocery bill.

The money is spent on good, edible food that is either thrown in the bin, fed to pets or discarded in compost. Research shows the biggest food wasters are families with small children; 18- 24 year olds; and high income households.

Southern Tablelands Arts, which supports arts across our region, has come up with a creative solution, a campaign called Waste Free For Me to stop the wastage. The campaign draws on the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Love Food Hate Waste program and can save precious resources like water and nutrients and save shoppers money.

Printmakers Garry Jones and Camille Kersley will lead five more workshops that take you through proven, practical  ways to reduce food wastage. Creating bees wax food wraps to prolong the usable life of your food is an example of how to counter wastage. The workshops will be held at Picton, Goulburn and Queanbeyan and are free.

Southern Tablelands Arts executive director Susan Conroy says people often mistakenly think supermarkets are the main food wasters.

“We are all part of the food waste problem. This workshop will open your eyes and might even shock you about how much food you are throwing out. “Packaging can be a part of the problem. In our workshops, a new way of packaging can become a creative solution,’’ Ms Conroy says.

Workshops are to be held in


12 May 10 -2 with Garry Jones

13 May 10 -4 with Camille Kersley

Screening of Just Eat it at 6pm Friday 12 May in the Council Foyer RSVP to [email protected]


31 May 10 – 2 With Garry Jones


1 June with Garry Jones

3  June with Camille Kersley

Screening of Just Eat it at 6pm Karabar Community Centre. RSVP to [email protected]


May 12, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm