Metro Vancouver's Love Food Hate Waste campaign is modelled on WRAP United Kingdom’s successful
initiative of the same name. Since its launch in 2007, avoidable household food waste was cut by 21 per cent over five years, saving UK consumers £13 billion.
In 2014, Metro Vancouver conducted research to estimate the scope and scale of food waste in our region. The results were astonishing:
- We waste the equivalent of 55,000 apples, 30,000 eggs and 70,000 cups of milk every single day in Metro Vancouver.
- Over half of the food we waste is avoidable. (That is, it could, at some point, have been eaten.)
- Food waste costs a typical Metro Vancouver household $700 per year.
Read more about why
food waste matters.
Love Food Hate Waste offers residents simple steps they can take to reduce their food waste, from storing food so it
stays fresh to
using up leftovers to
meal planning .
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