The average Canadian household wastes about 140 kilograms of wasted food per year – at a cost of more than $1,100 per year! For Canada as a whole, that amounts to almost 2.2 million tonnes of edible food wasted each year, costing Canadians in excess of $17 billion! (National Zero Waste Council, 2017)
All types of food are wasted, but in Canada the most prominently wasted foods by weight are:
Bread and Bakery: 9%
Dairy and Eggs: 7%
This Collection provides suggestions to help reduce food wasted in the home using plastic-free alternatives.