Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change
Globally, around one-third of all food produced is lost or wasted, which accounts for 8-10 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions.
In Canada, avoidable household food waste produces nearly 10 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year. Fighting food waste at home has a direct impact on these emissions. There are plenty of simple actions you can take to help prevent avoidable food waste.
Take Action Now
Food Waste Action Week 2022
Participate in Food Waste Action Week by using the food-saving tips shared on the Love Food Hate Waste Canada social channels and through the #FoodWasteActionWeek hashtag, and join the discussion on social media by sharing what you are doing to prevent food waste. From storing food correctly, to using up leftovers and making sure none of the food we love goes to waste, every small change can make a big difference.
Want to dig deeper? The National Zero Waste Council has been leading on food loss and waste prevention since 2012, advocating for fiscal incentives, policy change, and the adoption of best practices. Check out A Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada, and our broader efforts with key stakeholders from across the value chain to address food loss and waste.