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We’re all guilty of avoidable food waste

Monday, May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We're all guilty of avoidable food waste

The Speaker and the Presentation

Food waste can sometimes be unavoidable, like stems, peels, and shells. But have you ever bought a bag of spinach just to have it wilt in your fridge?⁣

We’re all guilty of avoidable food waste that comes from food spoilage and poor purchasing decisions. However, these combined sources of food waste have a profound impact on the global food supply system and the economy. Quantifying the effects of food waste can be difficult, especially at the household level. 

Sohani Withanage reviewed over 40 food waste quantification studies to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different methods used to measure food waste. She even got to travel to Copenhagen in 2019 to see some techniques firsthand. “The key to managing food waste is measuring, because we cannot manage something that is not measured.” Withanage’s research focused on measuring and understanding the composition of food waste generated in Waterloo households and emphasizes the need for a standardized household food waste quantification method to improve reporting and monitoring.⁣

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 Note: This meeting also includes the Waterloo Region Nature 2021 Annual General Meeting. Please bear with us, as we get this formality out of the way. It should only take 5 minutes.


Monday, May 31
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Zoom Meeting
Link provided at registration and also emailed to you.


Snehaa Suryanarayanan