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Has the garbage strike altered how much food you waste?

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This is our discussion topic of the day for July 17, 2009.

We wanted to ask all of our family members a question about the local garbage strike in Toronto. With nowhere to put our garbage, and piles of it appearing at libraries and along our beautiful waterfront, we had to wonder if this has had an impact on people and what they eat. After all, a large portion of our garbage comes from food.

Has the garbage strike altered how much food you waste? Is the hassle of having to lug your organic garbage to the depot making you think twice about letting food spoil, over-cooking, or forgetting to eat leftovers? It may be an odd question, but we want to know your thoughts.
Post Reply By James in ETOBICOKE on 7/16/2009 11:30:04 PM

YES! I made two trips with my organic bin and I don't even want to begin describing what was in the bottom of it after two weeks. I am beig more careful about what I buy and how much I need. How many tomatoes will I eat in a week, for example. I have also made an effort to not throw away anything and plan my meals so I alsways have a left-over for lunch at the office, etc.. Maybe this strike is a good thing for people. Makes them be more sensible with what they waste.
Post Reply By Alexander in TORONTO on 7/17/2009 10:34:31 AM

I think it is disgusting all the garbage littering the lakeshore. Terrible to drive past on the way downtown. I hope this ends soon. Strike does not effect me (outside the city) but I have always been sharp on not wasting food - probably my good european mother in me!
Post Reply By Georgina in WOODBRIDGE on 7/21/2009 10:03:23 AM

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