The Swag partners with SecondBite to minimise food waste and support Aussies in need
To raise awareness of Stop Food Waste Day on Wednesday, April 26, SecondBite has partnered with Australian food storage and produce bag manufacturer The Swag.
The Swag is a patented, reusable bag of varying sizes that is machine-washable, compostable, and proven to keep fruit and vegetables fresh for two weeks or more in the crisper section of the fridge.
For the month of April, The Swag is selling a limited edition “SecondBite Bundle”, which includes all three Swag sizes (Large, Long, and Small), with $4 from every Bundle sold donated to SecondBite. The organisation’s ethos of minimising food waste aligns strongly with that of SecondBite, and all funds raised will help SecondBite rescue more food to feed Australians living with food insecurity.
Acting CEO of SecondBite, Lucy Coward says, “We’re thrilled to work with smart, progressive organisations that have the same values as we do. There are many ways we can all play our part in reducing food waste, and extending the life of our fruit and veg by using The Swag’s produce bags is an easy and affordable option. This partnership will not only support us to feed hungry Aussies but will reach a whole new audience of potential supporters.”
Peita Pini, Founder and Managing Director of The Swag welcomed the partnership with SecondBite as another step towards a future where there is no food waste, and where everyone has access to fresh, nutritious food.
“We are excited to partner with SecondBite to make a difference in the fight against food waste. The Swag’s mission is to reduce food waste by extending the life of fresh produce. It is a win for the planet and its people; improving food security, addressing climate change, saving money, and reducing pressure on land, water, biodiversity, and waste management systems. We see SecondBite’s work as an important part of this mission.”
Stop Food Waste Day is the largest day of action in Australia to raise awareness and change behaviours to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, food waste. Australians are asked to reflect on their food consumption habits and take action to actively reduce the amount of quality food they bin.
The Swag and SecondBite collaboration aims to inspire more individuals and businesses to join the fight against food waste and help reduce the number of Australians experiencing food insecurity. The Swag’s limited edition SecondBite Bundle is available here.
 Applied Horticulture Research: The Swag Storage Testing, 2021 | Broccolini, parsley and blueberries kept in The Swag remained fresh and marketable for more than two weeks. In some cases, storage life increased up to four weeks.