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2 CONTENTS Wipe out Waste World overshoot day Average audit results from schools How much needs to go to landfill Parents contribution to school bins Parents main bin materials influenced Packaging hierarchy Uneaten food Why is there so much uneaten food?

3 What is WOW? Wipe Out Waste - WOW is a South Australian state-wide program to assist all sites, from pre-school to Year 12, which supports learning about and reducing waste in a whole of school community approach. WOW - Wipe Out Waste is funded by Zero Waste SAand delivered by KESAB environmental solutions.Zero Waste SAKESAB environmental solutions The Wipe Out Waste (WOW) program is a whole school community approach to waste management and learning. This integrated and interactive education program for schools aims to: Improve systems to reduce waste and recover resources in schools Monitor progress and continually improve resource recovery (waste) outcomes in the schools Encourage and influence people to adopt more sustainable behaviour.

4 World Overshoot Day As humanity’s consumption of resources increases, World Overshoot Day creeps ever earlier on the calendar This is the day on which our total Ecological Footprint is equal to the bio-capacity that nature can regenerate in that year. It is calculated by calculating the ratio of global available bio- capacity (supply) to global Ecological Footprint (demand) multiplied by 365. Source: Global Footprint Network

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8 Only 5% of materials in school bins must go to landfill

9 47% of materials in school bins comes from home

10 47% From home 10c Containers 6% Uneaten Food 6% Food and Drink Packaging 25% Food Scraps 10%

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12 375 Zip lock bags in 1 day! Lots of packaging!

13 Average number of packaging items found On average, schools dispose of a number of packaging items in the bin everyday Ziplocks Cutlery Small tubs Squeezies Packaging

14 Lunchbox Packaging Hierarchy

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16 Nude Food = No packaging

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18 Squeezy Yoghurt (sold singly) Single serve: Mass: 70 g Cost: $1.35 Cost per kg: $19.17 Yoghurt Tubs (sold in 6 pack) Single serve: Mass: 100 Cost: $0.75 Cost per kg: $7.50 Yoghurt Tub Bulk serve: Mass: 1kg Cost: $6.50 Cost per kg: $6.50 (Remember the packaging hierarchy)

19 1 days worth of uneaten food with a school population of 515 students

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23 Higher Up The Hierarchy: Reduce According to surveys and research undertaken by the Australia Institute, in 2004, Australians threw away: $2.9 billion of fresh food $876 million of leftovers $630 million of uneaten takeaway food $596 million of unfinished drinks $241 million of frozen food Total: $5.3 billion wasted food/drink ‘Wasteful Consumption in Australia’ The Australia Institute - Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss, David Baker

24 Why is there so much uneaten food? Too much food is packed Negative consequences of bringing home uneaten food; – Don’t want to hurt feelings – Don’t want to get in trouble – Don’t want to miss out on a treat Food is not appealing/trendy/popular Don’t have enough time to eat everything, they need to play too and time is limited 8 items of food for a pre- school child

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