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Food waste champions coalition launched

Monday 23 March 2020 9:55am

Champions 12.3 logo thumbNew Zealand's food waste champions have formed a coalition to halve New Zealand's food waste by 2030. The Champions will be a leading voice in advocacy, strategy and education on food waste issues.

NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3 is co-chaired by Associate Professor Miranda Mirosa, Director of Food Waste Innovation Research Theme, and Deborah Manning, founder of KiwiHarvest.

This coalition of Champions from our food supply chain is committed to halving food waste by 2030 and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3.

There are currently 12 champions from organisations such as Countdown, Foodstuffs, Kaibosh, WasteMINZ and the Sustainable Business Network.

The NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3 initiative launched on 12 March and had over 80 attendees. It was hosted by Chef Jacob Brown, with a keynote address by the Honorable Eugenie Sage.

More about the launch event (nzchampions website)