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Reducing food waste
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So food waste is increasingly recognized as a big problem ($31B in Canada, by one estimate).  This is a CBC article on the topic from October, plus an article that checked Wal-Mart as an example:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-f...-1.3813965
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketpl...-1.3814719

So what can we do, apart from throwing out less food at home?  Services connecting consumers to food about to be wasted seem to be a great solution, but none of them are currently available in Waterloo Region.

PareUp, a pioneer, shut down about a year ago, having given the concept a good try.  But others are making it more convenient.  Flashfood, based in Toronto, enables purchase of surplus restaurant or grocery store food (and reputedly has signed up Farm Boy).  Ubifood, from Montreal, has a similar model.  And ResQ Club, a European solution, focuses on selling surplus restaurant food/meals, especially after lunchtime (enabling people to eat an inexpensive dinner).  All three allow online payments, providing convenience to both the consumer and the restaurant/grocery store.

I would love to see one (or more) of these in Waterloo Region.  Not just for saving money, but especially for reducing waste.
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Reducing food waste - by tomh009 - 01-28-2017, 09:03 PM
RE: Reducing food waste - by nms - 02-01-2017, 09:39 PM
RE: Reducing food waste - by tomh009 - 02-01-2017, 11:28 PM
RE: Reducing food waste - by DHLawrence - 02-03-2017, 09:42 PM

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