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How often are you tempted to throw something out whenever you look inside the fridge?

Sadly, much of the planet's food waste problem results from food being thrown into bins when they're still edible, with fruits and vegetables being the most wasted of all food groups(1). In fact, 45% of all produce goes to waste year after year(2), further putting a strain on landfills and the environment.

So how do we stop the cycle of wasting fruits and vegetables? Throw In More Taste, Throw Out Less Waste - an initiative by Perfection Fresh Australia, aims to help break this cycle by promoting the delicious flavours and longevity within our range of fruit and vegetable produce.

(1)OzHarvest, 2018, (2)FOOD BANK, 2023

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An easy way to reduce food waste is by making recipes that incorporate every part of your fruit and vegetables, as well as using older fresh produce.
Check out our food waste recipes here, including baked and roasted vegetables, tarts, jams, preserves, sauces, and pickles.
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Save these handy digital copies to your computer, which will help you form habits to reduce your own food wastage. Share with your friends and family so that more Australians can learn how to reduce their food waste and impact on the planet!

Grocery Shopping List & Weekly Meal Planner

Planning the week ahead with meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well for snacking times, greatly reduces the chance of needing throw out rotten, unused food. Download our simple meal planner to start binning less food and save on food costs!

Grocery Shopping List & Weekly Meal Planner

Produce Seasonality Chart

When produce is bought in-season, it tastes better and lasts longer at home. Download this sheet to find the months which your favourite Perfection Fresh fruits and vegetables are in-season.

Produce Seasonality Chart

Roasted Vegetables & Roasted Fruit Chart

Find new ways to make snacks and meals with produce past its prime, by downloading these charts.

Roasted Vegetables & Roasted Fruit Chart


Reducing food waste starts with how we plan, buy, and store food. Follow these recommended steps below if you're looking to make a positive impact on our planets food waste crisis.

Step 1: Planning Ahead

1. Check what's available at home

2. Plan your meals

3. Take a shopping list to the store

Step 2: Buying At The Store

1. Only buy what you need
2. Buy local and seasonal produce
3. Don't focus on only buying 'perfect' produce


Step 3: Produce Storage

Different 'families' of produce, and even types of specific fruits and vegetables, have different storage needs. Some are best kept in the fridge (such as berries), whereas others (such as tomatoes) lose their flavour when exposed to the cold and should be kept on the kitchen counter. 

Watch these videos for useful tips on how to store different produce items: