Food Waste A Canadian Eco-Issue
Food Cycle Science, the company behind The FoodCycler, wrote a very good blog on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on a global 2021 Food Waste Index Report. Interesting findings. The following are some of the highlights:

1) 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted across the globe every year
2) Food waste in Canada is extremely high primarily due to consumer behaviour
3) Most food waste comes from households

Food waste is having a direct impact on our climate due to the majority of food waste going to landfills in Canada.
Some of those impacts include:

1) Harm caused to biodiversity through landfills and excessive, wasteful farming
2) Wastewater, caused by farming more food than we actually need
3) Excessive methane emissions released by decaying landfills
4) Land destroyed or overtaken by agriculture, often harming communities

There are a number of initiatives-solutions that can address this eco-problem and one simple solution for each household consumer to do is begin composting which will directly reduce the amount of your food waste going to landfills. That simple solution is The part of the ecoMVMNT and go to to learn more about the benefits of the FoodCycler.

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