From MC Sask's Climate Emergency Response Team

InCERT May 21

InCERT May 21, 2023

Problem: According to an average Canadian household wastes 140 kilograms of food per year – at a cost of more than $1,300 per year! 63% of this waste is food that could have been eaten. Wasting food means we are wasting the resources used to grow, produce and distribute that food to consumers. Getting food from farm to table, and then managing or disposing of food as waste, also has a significant carbon footprint – contributing to Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. Canada’s 2.3 million tonnes of avoidable household food waste is equivalent to 6.9 million tonnes of CO2 and 2.1 million cars on the road!


Solution: 1. Check out the above website for tips on how to avoid wasting food. 2. Compost the unavoidable waste of peelings, egg shells, coffee grounds. In Saskatoon, use your new green bin for these and other scraps including dairy, meat bones. 3. Grow and eat your own food and appreciate its goodness. Here's a good resource: