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What is Zero Waste Leura
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Who's participating
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Case studies: learn more about eliminating food waste

What is Zero Waste Leura?

The Zero Waste Leura project is a NSW Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) Partnership project, funded by the NSW waste levy. This project is to work with Blue Mountains businesses to avoid food waste, increase profitability and reduce their environmental impact. The Zero Waste Leura Project is a partnership between Leura Garage, Leura Village Association, Blue Mountains City Council, the Institute for Sustainable Futures and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), which aims to achieve ‘zero-food waste’ in Leura and beyond! 

The project used the LFHW Your Business is Food (YBIF)  program to help food businesses cut their operational cost by knowing where the food waste comes from, a 1-7 days food waste review and implementing a tailor-made plan for businesses to increase their profit by preventing unnecessary waste. Businesses were given access to a range of free resources to promote and support their food waste avoidance journey.

The project has been completed following a series of events and promotions associated with the project to showcase businesses’ success, including a documentary about the process to identify the case study of Leura for other villages to follow. Watch the documentary, Zero Waste Leura, on our Youtube channel here.

Who's participated

    Support for Zero Waste Leura

    Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman MP spoke in Parliament about the project in 2020, it's groundbreaking aim and the great work local businesses are doing.

    Case studies: learn more about eliminating food waste

    The NSW EPA have a range of case studies available, featuring NSW businesses who have successfully reduced food waste: