Blue Mountains Posts

Partnership Program Means Zero Food Waste for Leura

By Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 30 Jan 2021 - Posted: 1 Dec 2020
Partners and supporters of ‘Zero Waste Leura at the launch event on 25 November 2020.
A new initiative ‘Zero Waste Leura’ was launched at Leura Garage on 25 November 2020. The event marked the start of a year-long partnership project that aims to achieve ‘zero food waste’ in Leura and beyond.

Participating businesses are being supported to cut their operational costs by preventing unnecessary food waste. This includes access to a range of free resources to promote and support their waste reduction journey.

Blue Mountains Deputy Mayor Chris Van der Kley, who attended the event on behalf of Council, said: “The partnership between the business community, Council, State Government and the University sector is the type of innovative initiative that is needed to successfully overcome the issue of food waste. It will see Leura becoming a leader in the area of business food waste.”

Blue Mountains City Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Rosemary Dillon said: “This is a fantastic sustainability initiative that aligns with Council’s community-endorsed vision for the City.”

The Zero Waste Leura Project is a partnership between Leura Garage, Leura Village Association, Blue Mountains City Council, the Institute for Sustainable Futures and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Love Food Hate Waste program. It is funded by the NSW waste levy.

The event was also attended by the business community, Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman, EPA Organics Manager Amanda Kane, the President of Leura Village Association James McHarg, the project lead from the Institute of Sustainable Futures Assoc Professor Dena Fam and business owner James Howarth of Leura Garage.

Ms Kane said the initiative was a great example of how collaboration will be the key to deliver on global, national and statewide goals to halve food waste by 2030.

“This is such an exciting project, bringing together business, researchers, local government and the community to tackle food waste. It is pioneering and will pave the way for communities all over NSW as we work towards the long term goal of halving Australia’s food waste by 2030.”

The launch was the first in a series of promotions associated with the zero waste project and will be followed by case studies of local businesses reducing food waste, including a documentary that will set the blueprint for other villages to follow.

Blue Mountains Deputy Mayor Chris Van der Kley speaks at the launch event.
 
Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout Multi award winning Aboriginal walkabout

Recent News

Focusing on DIY: Protect yourself and your family
Focusing on DIY: Protect yourself and your family
A new education campaign by Blue Mountains City Council is focusing on...
Ruby Productions Presents Yentl
Ruby Productions Presents Yentl
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY LEAH NAPOLIN AND ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER
DIRECTED...
New CSIRO Tool to Combat Australia's #1 Diet Issue
New CSIRO Tool to Combat Australia's #1 Diet Issue
Low nutrient, high kilojoule food continues to be the top choice for Australians,...
Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles
Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles
The National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling...
Senior’s Week 2021 Storytelling Workshop
Senior’s Week 2021 Storytelling Workshop
A series of professional storytelling workshops will be held in Lithgo...

What's New

Trumans April Newsletter now available
Trumans April Newsletter now available
Trumans Chartered Accountants Some money is not counted as ‘income’ by the ATO. Find out more ....
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS with David Wardman
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS with David Wardman
Watercolour Workshop with Artist David Wardman next workshop 2nd May 2021, workshops are held in my studio 1st Sunday of each month, beginners onwards
For that cosy stay
For that cosy stay
La Casetta Enjoy the beautiful Blue Mountains for that luxury autumn/winter break
Edith School House Unique Accommodation
Edith School House Unique Accommodation
Edith School House The perfect getaway with Crisp Clean air & beautiful surrounds near to Jenolan Caves Mayfield Waldara & lots more
Book your winter escape now !
Book your winter escape now !
Melaleuca Mountain Retreat Winter time is just around the corner - best times to stay are June to early August. Book now and don't miss out !

Have You Visited

Announcement
Trumans April Newsletter now availableSome money is not counted as ‘income’ by the ATO. Find out more ....View Trumans Chartered Accountants »