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Australia fires salvo in war on food waste

Country's first recycled supermarket rescues surplus products and gives them away

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OzHarvest Market is an attempt to tackle the mounting waste problem in Australia, where consumers toss out 20 per cent of food they buy with more than four million tonnes ending up as rubbish each year.

Sydney

AUSTRALIA'S first recycled supermarket is giving food destined for landfills a second chance, as the government embarks on a major push to cut down on waste costing the economy A$20 billion (S$21 billion) a year.

The outlet run by food rescue organisation OzHarvest in Sydney

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