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Reducing food waste

We're working with industry partners, suppliers and customers to increase food security, reduce waste and overall, conserve valuable resources.

What we're doing

To minimise food waste across our supply chains and our own operations, every Coles supermarket and distribution centre has a food waste solution available to them.

Our first choice for unsold, edible food is to donate it to food rescue organisations such as Secondbite and Foodbank. Following that, we have other food waste solutions including donations to farmers and animal or wildlife services, organics collections and in-store food waste disposal equipment.

We're also reducing food waste in our supply chain by redirecting produce that typically would not be sold into value-added products. Bananas are used in Coles Brand frozen banana pieces, banana bread and muffins. Cauliflower and broccoli are turned into broccoli and cauliflower rice. These products and others, such as zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles and sweet potato chips, are all helping our suppliers use up more of their crops and cut food waste.