Category Archives: Food waste

Learn about food waste at kNOw Waste Day

For details, see kNOw Waste.

Do you know your compost?

Enter our draw for a free composter courtesy of Halton Region simply by completing (3) questions at Enter to Win. Check out the May newsletter articles Gardeners’ Guide (The Brown Thumb: Compost and Life) and Our FoodPrint (The Voyage of an Orange Peel from Waste and “Compost”) on our website for the answers. Open to Halton…

The voyage of an orange peel label from waste to “compost”

Remember those oranges in the rainbow fruit salad that was a hit at your last Sunday afternoon party? Compliments about the flavour and the texture of the oranges were pouring in from your guests. Now, do you remember what you did with the orange peel? You threw it in the green bin and it never…

Why love your leftovers?

In April, many people around the world celebrate Earth Day by trying to reduce their impact on the environment. When you think about your carbon footprint, what comes to mind? The car you drive, the home you live in, the trips you take? These are important parts of your personal impact on the environment, but…

Pulses – the healthy waste “less” food

Do you know that every year approximately one third of the world’s food production goes to waste?1 Besides representing a waste of money, time and energy, wasted food ends up in landfills and serves as one of the main sources of greenhouse gases.2 So what is one of the strategies we can use to reduce…