Winnipeg’s Waste Stream is 44% Food

Jan 18, 2023

While grocery bills rise, food is still being wasted in Winnipeg — and a new report says nearly half of that greenhouse gas-producing waste is avoidable.

Food waste from single-family households made up about 44 per cent of Winnipeg’s waste stream, according to 2019 measurements in the inaugural Winnipeg Food System Snapshot report being presented at city hall this week.

“Food that is wasted … a lot of that is edible,” said Jeanette Sivilay.

Sivilay is co-ordinator of the Winnipeg Food Council, a citizen advisory committee made up of volunteer experts from across the food system. The council looked at food waste as part of the report.

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