Taste It, Don’t Waste It!

Did you know that almost 58% of all food produced in Canada is wasted? Just like single-use plastic, food waste has become a topic of big concern nowadays. According to Edmonton City Council, around 22% to 26% of average Edmontonians’ garbage contains food waste. But why is it so important? Well, wasting food costs money and natural resources – such as land and water – that are spent in the production and consumption of different products. In addition, one of the main visible consequences is the creation of large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas.

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However, studies have shown that by reducing the amount of food thrown away, people can actually save money. Therefore, here are some helpful tips that will allow you to reduce this harmful practice:


  1. Store food correctly.
  2. Store leftovers in a clearly glass container so you don’t forget the food you have.
  3. Keep your fridge organized so you can clearly see food and avoid food spoilage.
  4. Donate unopened foods to the FOODBANK!
  5. Offer leftovers to your friends.
  6. Buy smaller amounts of food that expire quickly, like fruits and vegetables.


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Check out this webpage for more information and tips specific to reducing food waste in Edmonton!


Gabriela Sanchez
Sustain X Volunteer

Featured image source: https://www.betternutrition.com/quiz-whiz/food-waste-reduction

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