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February 09, 2024 1 min read

Welcome back GFZ's!

Today's story is around a topic we LOVE to educate and talk alllll about, food waste. Did you know that approximately 7.3 million tonnes of food ends up in our landfills each year? Well that's all about to change!

We'd like you to meet, Yume, the Melbourne based platform in the fight against food waste. Founded by Katy Barfield, Yume is a platform that aims to prevent food waste by linking a manufacturer's surplus food and connecting it to businesses and charities that can use it.

With a recent newfound financial backing, Yume can amplify its impact, reaching more suppliers, connecting with more buyers, and to the growing number of supporters who understand that saving food isn't just about filling bellies—it's about nourishing the planet, and ultimately rescuing even more produce from landfill.

As Australians grapple with the reality that enough food to feed millions is lost each year, Yume is not just a platform; it's a call to action for suppliers to reevaluate their surplus and buyers to reconsider what's truly valuable

Additionally, Yume plans to use the funds to intensify their educational efforts. They aim to raise awareness among both suppliers and buyers about the environmental consequences of food waste and the economic benefits of diverting surplus food from landfills. Woot woot, can we be besties already!? 

So, here's to Yume!

Until next week GFZ's we think you'll love this story here about Victoria's new TetraPak Recycling Solution, it's a goodie! 

Much love, 

GFZ Team xox 

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