The average Canadian household throws away about $1,400 of edible food every year. Nationally, $31 billion in useful food ends up in landfills every year.
The City of Guelph and County of Wellington has been selected to collaborate with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation – headquartered in the UK with recent expansion into North American – as a part of the Foundation’s Cities and the Circular Economy for Food initiative.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced finalists in the national Smart Cities Challenge, with the Guelph-Wellington County entry named one of 10 in its population category .
The City of Guelph and County of Wellington are vying to win the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge with a proposal to create the first circular food economy in Canada.
The City of Guelph is leading a bid that will capitalize on the community’s expertise in agri-tech, food sciences and agriculture, and could result in a $10 million prize.