Australians are spending nearly $20 billion on food that goes to waste.
Polling from the Australia Institute suggests consumers support policies – like labelling reforms – to reduce food waste.
However, with retailers taking in a $1.2 billion profit, there may also be less reason for supermarkets to buy into those changes.
The Australia Institute Research Director Rod Campbell says polling shows that over 50 per cent of people don’t understand the meaning of a best before date.
“They throw out a lot of food that is perfectly safe to eat,” he told Englishheadline Australia.