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About Love Food Hate Waste

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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Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing. The regional district is governed by a Board of Directors of elected officials from each local authority.

Metro Vancouver has goal of a 10% reduction in per capita waste by 2020. Reducing food waste is key to achieving this.


Love Food Hate Waste Around the World

Love Food Hate Waste is a global community of people passionate about making food waste a thing of the past.

United Kingdom

New South Wales, Australia

Victoria, Australia

New Zealand