Take Action on Food Waste
Canada has a food waste problem.
Each year, 2.2 million tonnes of edible food items are tossed out, costing Canadian households over $1,100 in avoidable food waste1. In Ontario, food and organic waste account for 6% of the province’s carbon emissions each year2. It also makes up 31% of all residential waste sent to landfills3, which are on track to running out of space in 11-14 years4. Avoidable food waste also takes for granted the 861,000 people that work in Ontario’s agri-food sector5 and 2.1 million people that work in the Canadian agri-food sector6.
Let’s kick our food waste habits. Take action in your household!
This food waste action learning hub provides helpful tips & tools to enjoy food while tackling food waste!
- National Zero Waste Council
- From Farm to Fork to Landfill: Food Waste in Toronto (Singla, Singh & Al Harz, 2018)
- National Waste Characterization Report: The Composition of Canadian Residual Municipal Solid Waste (Environment and Climate Change Canada, 2020)
- Non-Hazardous Waste Reduction and Diversion in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) Sector (Office of the Auditor General of Ontario, 2021)
- Governments Advancing Career Choice in Ontario’s Agri-food Sector (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 2021)
- Overview of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2021)