The production, distribution and use of the goods and food we rely on in our daily lives all require energy, and so does managing the resulting waste. Energy used to produce and transport goods often comes from fossil fuels, which are the largest global source of heat-trapping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
By making smart choices about what we buy, how we use it and how we dispose of it, we can impact the GHGs associated with our consumption.
Waste reduction starts at the store. The best way to deal with garbage is by not creating it in the first place. Buy only what you need, use all of what you buy.
Love Food, Hate Waste
Every year Metro Vancouver households throw away 100,000 tonnes of edible food and drink. We pour out 70,000 glasses of milk a day! Can you think of just one thing you can do differently to use more of the food you buy, reduce waste, and save on your grocery bills? Learn more and find tips at lovefoodhatewaste.ca.
Before throwing an item out, consider if it will be useful to someone else or for some other purpose.
Recycling diverts waste from the landfill, conserves valuable resources saves energy and supports a green economy.