Food Waste Innovation works collaboratively with stakeholders and supporters in the public and private sector to reduce the volume and impact of food waste.
We are always looking to expand our network so if your organisation is interested in becoming a FWI supporter, please contact us:
The Bioresource Processing Alliance (BPA) is the gateway to primary sector bioprocessing in New Zealand. The Alliance invests in Research and Development projects with Alliance partners and universities. Our goal is to generate additional export revenue for New Zealand by working with the primary sector to get better value out of biological secondary streams. We do this by co-funding and developing innovative products or processes. BPA is funded by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Countdown is one of New Zealand’s largest employers with more than 19,000 team members across 183 supermarkets, distribution centres, processing plants and support offices. We serve around 3 million customers every week and work with thousands of food producers and suppliers throughout New Zealand.
We've publicly committed to a goal towards zero food waste, and are actively working with our stores to achieve this. Countdown Food Rescue's programme was established in 2011 and now donates more than $5.2 million of surplus food each year to The Salvation Army and other food rescue groups and foodbanks that would otherwise go to waste.
Ecogas is developing New Zealand’s first commercial scale anaerobic digestion facility, it uses food wastes from production, processing and consumption, to create biogas for electricity and heat production, and an organic rich bio-fertiliser, which replaces synthetic fertilisers.
Ecogas was formed in 2019 when Pioneer Energy and EcoStock Supplies joined forces. Both Pioneer Energy and EcoStock bring a unique set of skills and experience to the partnership. EcoStock currently processes 35,000 tpa of organic food waste into stock feed, which is then distributed to more than 25 farm enterprises in the North Island. Pioneer Energy is 100% community-owned by Central Lakes Trust. Both organisations are based in Central Otago, from where Pioneer owns and operates over 24 energy generation sites throughout New Zealand.
EcoStock was established in 2007, and specialises in commercial scale recovery of food waste, and rejected product from growers, manufacturers and wholesalers. EcoStock's network stretches throughout New Zealand with 35 full-time staff, providing a seven day service, insuring quick and immediate transition from food to feed.
EcoStock operates in the pre-consumer food waste area and handles only non-meat product. Its efforts have been recognised by many awards including 2011 Ministry for Environment Supreme Green Ribbon Award, the joint winner of the 2013 Auckland University $1million Entrepreneurs Challenge and 2019 Sustainable Business Network Sustainability Superstar.
Everybody Eats is a charitable dining concept, utilising surplus food and volunteers to prepare and serve restaurant meals to the community on a pay-as-you-feel basis.
Foodstuffs NZ is proudly 100% Kiwi owned and operated, and has grown from humble beginnings to become New Zealand's biggest grocery distributor, and one of the country's largest organisations. We are active members of the community, and strive to provide the best shopping experience possible for our customers.
Good Food Dunedin is a Dunedin City Council-led initiative, supported by individuals, communities, organisations and businesses who share a vision to transform Dunedin into a thriving and sustainable food city. Many of those people are coming together as the Good Food Dunedin Alliance, in order to share their experience and expertise in support of the project.
Kaibosh Food Rescue works to reduce food poverty and food waste in Wellington, the Hutt Valley, Kāpiti and Horowhenua. We link the food industry with charities and community groups that support people in need, ensuring that quality surplus food reaches those who are struggling rather than being needlessly discarded.
Leftfield Innovation Ltd is a New Zealand social enterprise providing agri-food solutions based on consumer trends and agri-based science. We identify a mix of high value sustainable land uses for New Zealand farmers by undertaking market research, land suitability assessment and food concept development. The SDG's guide our work to create sustainable and ethical solutions for New Zealand.
KiwiHarvest is New Zealand’s largest food rescue network with branches in Auckland, NorthShore, Hawkes Bay, Queenstown and Dunedin. We develop relationships across the food supply chain to capture excess food and redirect into food insecure communities nationwide. Our Not-For-Profit agency directly provides social, environmental and economic benefits.
NZ Champions 12.3 is a coalition of representatives from New Zealand's food supply chain who want to accelerate progress toward halving food waste by
2030 (in line with Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3). We have representatives from organisations such as Countdown, WasteMINZ, Foodstuffs and KiwiHarvest.
Para Kore Marae Incorporated educates and advocates from a Māori worldview for a world without waste.
Para Kore delivers waste education and training to marae, schools, early childhood centres, community organisations and businesses from an indigenous te ao Māori perspective. Para Kore works to create behaviour change that aligns with the principles of te ao Māori and a circular economy by eliminating waste in the planning process, sorting waste so that as little as possible goes to landfill and nurturing the traditions and practises of our ancestors.
WasteMINZ is the largest representative body of the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors in New Zealand. We are a membership-based organisation with over 1,000 members – from small operators through to councils and large companies. WasteMINZ runs the Love Food Hate Waste New Zealand campaign to reduce household food waste and has collaborated with the University of Otago on the National Food Waste Prevention Project to research food waste in the supply chain.
Zespri International Limited is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, selling kiwifruit in more than 50 countries. We work with around 2,800 New Zealand and 1,500 international growers and post-harvest companies to source the best-quality Zespri Kiwifruit which we supply through our distribution partners to wholesale and retail customers. Ultimately, our purpose is to help people, communities, and the environment around the world thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. And our mission is to create sustainable long-term value for kiwifruit growers, by offering consumers the world’s leading portfolio of branded kiwifruit 12 months of the year.