Make Every
Bite Count

The Halton Environmental Network commissioned Value Chain Management International, a global food consultancy group and leader in identifying and analyzing food loss and waste, for a cutting edge study: MAKE EVERY BITE COUNT, a food waste and loss survey. 

In Canada, 2.38 million metric tonnes (approximately the weight of 20 CN Towers) or $10.4 billion of avoidable or potentially edible food waste is generated in the home. This represents approximately 21% of food loss and waste along the entire food chain. 

MAKE EVERY BITE COUNT conducted in 2019-2020 helps us understand the Carbon "Foodprint" of our household food waste in Oakville and can guide future programming to reduce our environmental impacts. 

Download the PDF to complete your own Food Waste Challenge at home and let us know your results!

"Food decomposition in landfills produces methane which has 25x greater impact than carbon dioxide."

Make Every Bite Count Report

"In Halton Region, 6.8% of households experience food insecurity"

Make Every Bite Count Report

Oakville Household Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Infographic


Make Every Bite Count Report

How can you reduce your food waste?

Join Halton Environmental Network and Halton Food for the Food Waste Challenge and weigh in on your food waste for one week during Waste Reduction week from October 19th to October 25th. 

Follow Halton Food to get involved in the Food Waste Challenge and to learn more about how to live sustainably. 




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Share Your Journey

Use the #MakeEveryBiteCount and #FoodWasteChallenge throughout the food waste study and the month of October.

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