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#LETSNOTWASTECHALLENGE

with SPUD.ca

 

Start your own food waste revolution with SPUD.ca! We have the lowest food waste of any grocery store in Canada, so you’re already making a difference by shopping with SPUD.ca. Now we want to help you reduce food waste at home as well! 

 

THE CHALLENGE 

Show us how you’re using our food waste reduction tips at home to win. 

 

THE PRIZES 

Each weekly winner will receive a $50 SPUD gift certificate, plus an additional prize to help you keep cutting down on waste. 

 

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Make sure you’re following us and post an image of how you’re using our tips to cut down on food waste at home. 
  2. Add #LetsNotWasteChallenge
  3. Tag your 2 most waste-conscious friends to get them in on this contest.

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The first featured tip in our #LETSNOTWASTECHALLENGE is to plan your meals! When you plan out your meals for the week you’ll reduce your food waste because you’ll know exactly what you’re going to eat. You’ll also save time, money,…

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Did you know that close to half of all food produced worldwide is wasted? Yep, whether it’s discarded in processing, transport, supermarkets or kitchens, this unbelievable statistic is quite real, even while we face a global food insecurity crisis. Canadians…

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