Quiz: How much food do we throw away every day?

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Which do you think is worse for the planet: 2 million cars on the road or all the food Canadians throw out in a year? If you guessed wasted food…ding ding! You’re right!

Food waste is a big problem, and as Canadians, we waste a lot of it—2.2 million tonnes of food a year, to be exact. That’s like throwing away the weight of 1000 elephants worth of food every day! As that food breaks down, it releases more greenhouse gases than 2 million cars.

Can you guess how much food we throw out every day in Canada?

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