It’s Not Just Restaurants and Grocery Stores
This problem isn't just in restaurants and grocery stores. Nearly half (47%) of all food waste occurs in our homes.
Where food is wasted in Canada’s food value chain
$700 a Year
Avoidable food waste costs a typical Metro Vancouver household about $700 per year (based on 2014 food prices). Reducing your household’s food waste can save you money on your groceries.
It takes water, energy, fuel and packaging to produce the food we all love. Does it really belong in the bin? Because more than half of the food we throw away can be eaten, keeping it out of the bin is good for our pockets and the planet combined.
The Good News
The good news is that this problem is easy to solve. We’re asking people to start by making just one small change to reduce their waste.
There are three ways we can all reduce our food waste. Get started below.