IKEA Canada released its new IKEA ScrapsBook cookbook, a collaborative project with 10 North American chefs featuring unique recipes using kitchen scraps. “In Canada, research tells us that almost two-thirds of food scraps that end up as kitchen waste could have been eaten,” says Johanna Andren, Head of Marketing, IKEA Canada. “Seeing how much waste is created in one of the most important rooms in the home, we set out to inspire Canadians by giving food scraps another look and offering new, creative ways to reduce food waste at home.” According to IKEA, an estimated 2.4 million tons of food is wasted in Canada.
Featuring renowned chefs like Adrian Forte, Craig Wong, and Trevor Bird, the IKEA ScrapsBook represents a diverse range of cuisines and cultures, each with a commitment to sustainable cooking practices. Each chef contributed five recipes to the cookbook, which is free to download. To support The ScrapsBook, IKEA will launch #Scrapcooking Sundays, a weekly series of live cooking tutorials on Instagram Live hosted by contributing chefs this Spring.
IKEA Canada also is actively reducing food waste across its restaurants and food services. The retailer says it has already reduced food waste by 31% across its kitchens nationwide and expects to achieve 50% reduction by the end of 2021.