Reducing Food Loss and Waste

We must take action at all stages of the food supply chain to reduce the approximately 168,000,000 tonnes of food wasted in North America each year

Our Work on Reducing Food Loss and Waste

Across North America, governments and businesses are increasingly realizing the enormous impact of food loss and waste. Uneaten food represents social, environmental and economic costs, but also a large opportunity if harnessed properly. Taking action to prevent food loss and waste offers a rare “triple win”, that is, economic gains, reduction of environmental impacts and improved quality of life for those who currently lack sufficient food. Explore our ample research, tools and training to support North American efforts to reduce food loss and waste.

Youth Engagement on Food Loss and Waste

This Food Matters Action Kit is loaded with informative resources and hands-on, creative activities to inspire youth of all ages to prevent food waste at home, at school and in their communities.

From organizing a Disco Soup party and learning food preservation techniques to building worm compost bins and solar dehydrators, the action kit with its activity guide is designed to encourage youth of all ages to protect the environment by preventing food waste.

Join the Movement!

Tools and Resources

Food Matters Action Kit

The Food Matters Action Kit provides North American youth with dozens of easy and fun activities that have a positive impact on our environment.

Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste

This practical guide provides a step-by-step plan for organizations all along the food supply chain to measure food loss and waste.

Food Loss and Waste: Infographic

What is the estimated impact of food loss and waste on our lives and on our surrounding environment?

North American Initiatives on Food and Organic Waste

Peeling back the layers on the issue of food loss and waste in North America.

Inspiring Youth to #ShrinkFoodWaste

Our Food Matters Action Kit is loaded with informative resources and hands-on, creative activities to inspire youth of all ages to prevent food waste at home, at school and in their communities.

#ShrinkFoodWaste: Let’s Shrink Food Waste Mountain

To keep shrinking Food Waste Mountain, watch the other videos in this series. And don’t forget to download the #FoodMattersActionKit to learn more about food waste and earn badges at http://www.cec.org/flwy/.

#ShrinkFoodWaste: Tale of the Forgotten Food

To keep shrinking Food Waste Mountain, watch the other videos in this series. And don’t forget to download the #FoodMattersActionKit to learn more about food waste and earn badges at http://www.cec.org/flwy/.

#ShrinkFoodWaste: Day of the Ugly Food

To keep shrinking Food Waste Mountain, watch the other videos in this series. And don’t forget to download the #FoodMattersActionKit to learn more about food waste and earn badges at http://www.cec.org/flwy/.

CEC Food Matters Action Kit

This video aims to inspire youth across North America to reduce food waste and help save our planet.

Publications

Why And How To Measure Food Loss And Waste: A Practical Guide

This practical guide provides a step-by-step plan for organizations all along the food supply chain to measure food loss and waste

Food Matters Action Kit

Inspiring youth across North America to prevent food waste and help save our planet.

Projects