pyrmont food wine festival 2016

Pyrmont Festival Pilots ‘Food Stall Savers’ Project

An innovative sustainability project to minimise food waste at festivals and farmers markets is being piloted at this month’s Pyrmont Festival two-day event in Piramma Park on May 14-15.

With active support from the festival hosts, Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and the Mudgee Region wine and food growers, the ‘Food Stall Savers’ pilot is engaging a range of stallholders with food-related offerings and will also address festival-goers from a dedicated project stall and on-the-ground research team. Find out more!

The project is being run by the Total Environment Centre’s Smart Locale Ultimo Pyrmont sustainable local economy initiative with the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, supported by a Love Food Hate Waste grant*.

Following the pilot, food waste avoidance guide materials will be fine-tuned by the ISF team and the TEC. The field-tested ‘tool-kit’ will then be made available in the second half of 2016 at farmers’ markets across Sydney, and more widely (online) to anyone who wants to use it.

*This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy. Love Food Hate Waste is a community education, engagement and behaviour change program, focusing on avoiding the creation of food waste.

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