Woolworths will now send leftover food to charities and those in need – rather than landfill.
The supermarket chain announced on Tuesday 100 per cent of the business now has food waste programs in place.
This means leftovers will be send to hunger relief charity partners, farmers to be used as feed or commercial organic composting.
“Food is meant to be eaten, not thrown,” Woolworths head of sustainability Adrian Cullen said.
“Which is why together with our customers, our farmers and our community partners, we’re working to keep good food out of landfill.
“This is not a new journey for us — we’ve been working hard at this for the last decade, and we are excited to hit a milestone ahead of World Environment Day that 100 per cent of our stores now have a food waste diversion program in place.”