How to Reduce Household Food Waste

It was recently found out that Canadians waste a lot of food, 51% of which is wasted inside the home. This means that there are ways that each individual can make a difference! The CBC has a tip sheet on what you can do at home to ensure you don’t throw out perfectly good food.

4. Don’t assume you need to buy in bulk
Grocery chains like Costco and Sam’s Club have enjoyed great success by convincing consumers that they will save money if they buy in mass quantities. But some experts warn against this purchasing strategy.

“People buy in bulk to make an effort to save money, but what they’re not realizing is that if they buy more than they need and throw away food that’s rotten, they haven’t saved money. They’ve actually wasted food and wasted money,” says Rosenbloom of Words to Eat By

Read more ways to reduce waste at the CBC.

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