Ontario launches Canada’s first-ever Upcycled Food Fest

Canada’s first-ever Upcycled Food Fest aims to launch a new way of reducing food waste in the country. Running through November, the Upcycled Food Fest will bring together an unprecedented group of chefs, restaurants, food and beverage companies, nutritionists, and grocery retailers. The festival aims to demonstrate how healthy, fully sustainable, and delicious meals can […]

New Loblaw docuseries aims to help solve the food waste problem

Loblaw has launched a new four-part online docuseries on the challenges posed by food waste and what companies and operators can do to improve. Called “Half Full“, the series consists of four episodes which each present stories about ways people can work to solve the food waste problem including the role of retailers, how home […]

Top anti-food waste app Too Good To Go comes to Canada

Too Good To Go, the world’s largest B2C marketplace for surplus food, is officially launching in Canada. The initiative empowers the public and local businesses to fight food waste by offering ‘Surprise Bags’ of surplus food at the end of the day to stop it from going to waste. Toronto is the first city in […]

Canadian bars are leading the way in Zero Waste Month

Canadian restaurants and bars are setting the benchmark for Zero Waste Month, a new global initiative aimed at reducing food waste. The program has been launched by Flor de Caña, a carbon-neutral and sustainably produced premium rum. It invites eco-conscious bars, restaurants, and consumers from around the world to join forces to reduce food waste throughout […]

Study warns government policy could increase food waste

A new research paper from VCMI and Packaging Technology & Research has dived into the impact that government policy could have on plastic and food waste. The paper, titled “Unwrapping the Arguments …Solving packaging and food waste through government/industry collaboration”, highlights the need for governments and the foodservice industry to commit to and be accountable for implementing collaborative […]

Love Food Hate Waste Canada launches food waste prevention campaign

Love Food Hate Waste Canada has launched a new campaign that aims to help Canadians rethink how they dispose of avoidable food waste. A major cause of food waste is simply people not knowing how to use up leftovers or imperfect food. A release from Love Food Hate Waste Canada suggests that 63 per cent […]

Double down on reducing food waste

Here are 5 tips for reducing food waste and saving your food & money. By Lucia Weiler, BSc, RD, PHEc Reducing food waste at home is a priority issue for the National Zero Waste Council. Did you know that Canadian households waste more food than they realize? Think for a moment – what foods do […]

IKEA Canada releases food waste cookbook

Finding useful and delicious ways to minimize waste is an age-old challenge in foodservice. Now, IKEA Canada’s food waste cookbook is here to help. The IKEA ScrapsBook cookbook is a collaborative project with 10 North American chefs featuring recipes using kitchen waste. The food waste cookbook features renowned chefs such as Adrian Forte, Craig Wong […]

COVID-19 driving Canadians to waste less food: survey

A new nationwide survey shows that Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. Love Food Hate Waste Canada, delivered by the National Zero Waste Council in conjunction with its campaign partners, worked with the Mustel Group to understand how food purchasing, storage, consumption and food waste behaviours have […]