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With these simple food waste tips, you’ll get more out of your groceries! Refrigerating and freezing, canning and dehydrating, as well as portioning and storage all have a big impact on keeping your food fresh for longer. You can reduce food waste at home by following these tips found here:  



Flashfood app allows you to buy high quality, surplus grocery items at steep discounts, up to 50% off without using digital coupons. Flash food is available in grocery stores like Loblaws (Real Canadian Superstore) or Maxi (Quebec). You’ll save money on your grocery shopping while, basically saving the planet.

FoodMesh is a Vancouver based technology company building digital solutions for food recovery in response to a desire to solve two global problems: avoidable food waste and food insecurity. We develop apps and programs to safely match surplus commercial food with businesses and charities. We simplify the local food distribution channel by 'meshing' supply and demand.


As part of a range of activities focused on reducing methane emissions, under the Strategy on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is consulting stakeholders on strategies to reduce avoidable food loss and waste.

On February 28, 2019, Recycling Council of Ontario attended a workshop on Reducing Food Loss and Waste in Canada hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).


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