Canada unveils national plan to combat food waste

By Kristen Musulin, Waste Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • Canada's National Zero Waste Council unveiled a National Food Waste Reduction Strategy at the sixth annual Zero Waste Conference in Vancouver on Thursday, as reported by the Vancouver Sun. 
  • The plan aligns with the U.S. goal of reaching 50% food waste reduction by 2030. The council intends to reach this goal through new government policies, innovation in technology and community infrastructure, and shifting consumer behavior.
  • The council also aims to introduce a federal tax incentive to encourage food donations, as well as combat confusion around date labeling.