The average Whitehorse garbage bin is approximately 44% food waste. If you include garden organic waste this adds up to 60%.
Food that ends up in landfill breaks down to create greenhouse gases, including methane, which affect air quality and contribute to climate change more than carbon dioxide.
There are many ways to help reduce food waste including:
- Menu and food shopping planning
- Good food storage
- Using leftovers
- Using home composting and worm farming