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Canada, Walmart join Food Waste Action Week

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Walmart Canada, the cities of Toronto and Winnipeg and Recyc-Québec are joining a global initiative to engage consumers in waste prevention. Food Waste Action Week will take place this year, from March 7 to 13, Canada will join with environmental charity WRAP for the first global Food Waste Action Week, to drive home the message, “Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change.” The international week of action will be delivered through the National Zero Waste Council, an initiative of Metro Vancouver, and its well-known Love Food HateWaste Canada campaign.

“Food waste has a devastating impact on the planet, and each of us has an important role to play,” said Jack Froese Chair of the National Zero Waste Council. “As someone with a lifelong connection to farming, I know full well how hard farmers work to put nutritious and tasty food on Canadian tables. Food Waste Action Week is all about helping people get the most from the food they buy, for the sake of the planet.”

Sam Wankowski, Walmart Canada’s chief operations officer, says reducing waste makes a positive impact on the environment. “Walmart is proud to support the Love Food Hate Waste campaign in Canada as we work towards becoming a regenerative company and eliminate surplus food as part of this journey. Our associates are passionate about reducing food waste in our stores and throughout our operations. Each Walmart store is paired with a local food bank to maximize surplus food donations. The LFHW campaign provides Canadians with practical solutions to save money and prevent surplus food. When we all work together, we can create waves of change in our communities.”

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