The War On Waste

Kira Simpson

War On Waste is a new ABC TV series highlighting how much the average Australian wastes everyday.

Hosted by The Chaser comedian Craig Reucassel, the series tackles issues such as soft and single use plastics, over consumption, fast fashion and food waste.

Brace yourself, the facts are pretty confronting. In one episode they reveal that up to 40% of bananas grown don’t fit cosmetic and size standards set by supermarkets so they’re just thrown out. It’s insane.

You might be tempted to bury your head in the sand after you’ve watched it. The problems seem huge and it brings you back to the often repeated question, where do I start?

Don’t despair, War On Waste also offers constructive and practical tips on areas that need improvement and how we can make those changes in our own lives.

Some are as simple as supporting the #BanTheBag campaign, bringing your own coffee cup or being mindful of your own food waste.

One key takeaway from the series is that we all need to start making lifestyle changes to address a growing problem before it becomes to large to handle.

The series is available to watch on ABC’s iview here. 

war on waste

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is an environmentalist and sustainability expert. She started The Green Hub as a blog in 2015, which has since grown to become one of Australia’s largest education sites dedicated to helping people live a more sustainable lifestyle.