Join Laura Geitz and sign up to the Six-week Food Waste Challenge

Food waste doesn't just have significant environmental impacts. It also has economic impacts. Take on the Six-week Food Waste Challenge with Laura Geitz and other Brisbane City Council residents to help reduce food waste, while saving time and money.

About the challenge

Our Six-week Food Waste Challenge aims to help you understand more about food waste in your household and how you can make simple, positive changes to reduce the amount of food you throw away.

Make a difference and take on the challenge with Laura Geitz and Council to reduce food waste at home.

Join for one week or more, or participate in the full challenge. You can jump into the challenge at any stage. Every step you take towards reducing your food waste will benefit your wallet and our environment. According to the National Food 

Waste Strategy, your household could save between $2200-3800 per year by reducing household food waste.

When you get to the end of the six-week challenge, there will be a bonus week, where you can:

  • learn to reduce food waste to landfill by composting, or
  • save money by planting your own herb garden.

Sign up to our Six-week Food Waste Challenge

Take on the Six-week Food Waste Challenge with Laura Geitz to help reduce food waste, while saving time and money.


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Stop giving food the flick

Did you know Brisbane residents are throwing away $50 worth of food every week?

Join Laura Geitz, former captain of the Queensland Firebirds and Australian Diamonds, as she takes on a new challenge – to reduce her family’s food waste.

The two-time world champion netballer was shocked to learn Brisbane residents were throwing away 78 thousand tonnes of food every year. The National Food waste Strategy shows that the average Australian household could save between $2200-$3800 ever year. As a result, Laura signed up for Brisbane City Council’s Six-week Food Waste Challenge to save her family time and money.

You can join Laura by signing up to the challenge today. Every week for six weeks we’ll send you a short video from Laura as she keeps you up to date with how she’s going with the challenge.

Food waste defined

The first thing you need to know is that there are two types of food waste:

  • avoidable food waste - food that was supposed to be eaten but wasn't (e.g. sandwich crusts, leftovers, food that's gone out of date)
  • unavoidable food waste - food that could not be eaten (e.g. used tea bags, vegetable peelings, meat bones).

The Six-week Food Waste Challenge focuses on reducing the amount of avoidable food waste your household throws away.

Start the Six-week Food Waste Challenge

It's time to transform yourself from a food waster to a food warrior in just six weeks. The challenge starts now! 

This table includes information about the six-week food challenge weeks including columns by week and challenge.
Week Challenge
One Understanding food waste in your household
Two Buy nothing new
Three Planning ahead and shopping mindfully
Four Smart food storage
Five How to cook with care to make a difference
Six Learning to love your leftovers
Seven Bonus week: start composting and growing your own herbs

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Last updated:22 May 2019