Make Every Bite Count
Reduce your Carbon "Foodprint"

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

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 helps us understand the Carbon "Foodprint" of our household food waste in Oakville and can guide future programming to reduce our environmental impacts. 

"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. 



Contact Delia Bucknell, VCMI at
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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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