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Food waste survey reveals thousands of Kiwis find scrap bins unappealing

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 6 Dec 2023, 6:28PM
Former Auckland councillor Pippa Coom was delighted when the food scrap recycling bins arrived. Photo / Pippa Coom
Former Auckland councillor Pippa Coom was delighted when the food scrap recycling bins arrived. Photo / Pippa Coom

Food waste survey reveals thousands of Kiwis find scrap bins unappealing

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 6 Dec 2023, 6:28PM

New data shows Kiwi households aren't drawn to their food scrap bins.

A food waste survey of 3,000 New Zealanders revealed that two thirds of respondents found them unappealing- citing cost and smell as the key reasons.

The professional engineer behind the survey, John Mackie, says he's shared this data with the new Government to find a solution. 

"Putting the food waste down the insinkerator, like I do, is equally as good a solution- in fact, it was argued that it was more carbon-efficient."

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