There is a worldwide epidemic of food wastage, and Canada is no exception. Every year, Canadian food waste amounts to $31 billion dollars. Not only are important resources being squandered as a result of this waste, but also it is is environmentally damaging to our planet. When wasted food is thrown into landfill and begins to decompose, methane gas is released into the atmosphere, contributing directly to global warming.
Road to Zero Waste is a local non-profit organization that works to address these problems by running workshops about food waste in various neighbourhoods and community spaces. Our goal is to change the way Canadians think about food waste, and to reduce food waste in Canada more quickly and efficiently. At this workshop, our team of educators will teach you about the reasons for the ongoing food waste epidemic, and offer some tips that will help your household reduce food waste. The workshop concludes with a game, and a prize for the winner!