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Public screening of food waste film

Just Eat It hosts

Learn how you can minimise food waste at the free screening of documentary Just Eat It on Thursday 27 July.

Monday 24 July 2017

Residents are invited to a free public screening of Just Eat It – A food waste story to help curb food waste in Mount Alexander Shire.

The documentary film about food waste and food rescue will start at 7.00pm on Thursday 27 July at the Ray Bradfield Room in Castlemaine.

“We are encouraging residents to come along and see the film and look at what they can do to reduce or reuse food waste,” said Ben Bowman, Manager Healthy Environments.

“Organic materials such as food and garden waste make up about 45 percent of the weight of the waste collected from household rubbish bins across the shire.

“Removing organic material will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our landfill.

“Everyone has a role to play in reducing the carbon footprint on the shire,” he said.

Council is partnering with Sustainability Victoria to deliver the event as part of the Love Food Hate Waste Victoria campaign.

Cr Bronwen Machin will also unveil details about Council’s community waste education program as part of its commitment to working towards zero waste.

A brief discussion and prize draw will follow the film.

To register your attendance contact Dallas Giles on 5471 1768 or email d.giles@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

About the film

Just Eat It follows filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant who dive into the issue of food waste from farm through to retail, and all the way to the back of their fridge.

After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food thrown away each year, the duo pledged to quit grocery shopping cold turkey. They survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.

Just Eat It looks at society’s obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes. It reveals the core of the issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe.

The film brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organisations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Image: Follow Grant and Jen's exploration of food waste at the free screening of Just Eat It.

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