Before embarking on her mission to end commercial food waste, Katy Barfield said she was ‘asleep at the wheel’, not comprehending just how big of an issue it really was.

The equivalent of 400 semi-trailers of food goes to waste every day in Australia in the commercial and industrial food space alone – that’s 42% of Australia’s food waste being discarded at farms, food manufacturers and wholesalers.

As a business owner in the hospitality industry, she came to see how much food went to waste each day and realised this was a problem that needed to be solved.

"We need to step up."