Top 5 ways to reduce food waste to save money – and the planet

March 22, 2023
You can save on your grocery bills by planning your shopping trips, freezing meals and repurposing leftovers.

Guest post by Lisa Pritchard, a UBC Dietetics student.

With the cost of food still rising, throwing out uneaten food and unused ingredients is not only frustrating, but expensive. Since February 2022, year-over-year grocery prices have risen more than 11 per cent in B.C., with the price of fresh vegetables rising 13.8 per cent. Yet it’s estimated that Canadians throw away 30 per cent of the food they purchase.

With a little planning, we can make sure that the food we buy doesn’t go to waste. Here are some tips to reduce food waste, reuse leftovers, compost, and get the most from grocery shopping and cooking.

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