REDUCE FOOD WASTE
DID YOU KNOW?
It’s easy to think that food waste is someone else’s problem, but by weight, 21% of food waste in Canada comes from our homes. This means households are wasting approximately 140 kg or $1,100 worth of food each year. The other 53% of food waste occurs along the food value chain, where food is produced, processed, transported or sold.
63% of the food households throw away is avoidable (see image for most common by weight).
Wasted food also means wasted resources (water, land fuel). The greatest way to lessen our impact on the environment is to reduce how much food we waste.
We can all play a part in reducing food waste at home. Below are tips and resources for how to do that.
Learn to love food hate Waste
Keep your community in mind and donate or share food.
- Donate food items to the Sunshine Coast Food Bank or the Salvation Army on the Sunshine Coast.
- Share extra food with friends, neighbours, co-workers and community members in need.
- Connect with a local farmer – do they want food scraps to feed their animals?
Canadian National Food Waste Reduction Strategy
Love Food Hate Waste
Tips for Parents – Waste Less with Kids
Dehyrdrate to save produce and make a great snack
Best Before Dates and Shelf Life Guide
Leftover Recipe Ideas
More Leftover Recipe Ideas
Just Eat It Film
SCRD Organic Waste Diversion Strategy