Love Food Hate Waste is here to help us all make the most of the food we love.
LFHW Canada is modelled on the LFHW campaign in the UK – a proven behaviour change campaign that, in its first five years, helped cut avoidable food waste by 21 percent, saving UK consumers £13 billion.
Food waste is an urgent, but solvable, global challenge. One third of all food produced globally is wasted and in Canada 47% of food waste can be attributed to households. A recent report by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation suggests that on average, Canadians are throwing out 170 kilograms of food per year, which aligns with research that the National Zero Waste Council conducted that suggests over 60% of the food Canadians throw away could have been eaten.
This is where Love Food Hate Waste Canada comes in – by working with businesses, governments and community groups across Canada, we hope to inspire and empower people to make their food go further and waste less.
Food isn’t garbage and keeping food out of the garbage is good for our environment and our pocketbooks.