For those following along, you’ve seen that every Tuesday since April 2019, we have been posting a tip each week about how to reduce food waste. This can be anything from making sure your fridge is at the right temperature, or using a portion planner to estimate food amounts for parties and gatherings, to making egg dyes for Easter with food scraps!
Why should we care about food waste? Well, currently, over half (58%) of all food produced is wasted in Canada, and it’s costing Canadians $50 billion dollars! And that smell in the landfill? That’s food waste releasing methane! Methane is known to be 84 times more powerful that carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas over a ten year period. Therefore, we can make a difference right now, by not sending our organics to the landfill, and hopefully these tips give you many ways in which to do that.
If you’ve missed a few, no worries – just catch up on them by clicking on the date below to read all of them so far. We will keep updating them until the end of the full year (March 31), so keep checking back.
Do you have a tip for us? We would love to hear it! Just leave us a comment in the comment box below. Have an idea for a tip we should research? Let us know those too, in the comments section below.