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Food waste in absolute values and per capita in the world.

Posted by Maria Cristina Chiulli on

More than 550 million tons for households. Almost 250 million for the catering industry. Food waste around the world reaches almost a billion tonnes each year, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). A gigantic figure, which is even more unacceptable if we take into account the number of people who are still suffering from hunger throughout the world, as a result of wars, famine, natural disasters or poverty.

On average, in each household of the planet, 74 kilograms of food of all kinds are thrown away every year. It is not surprising that it is the most populous countries in the world that present the highest absolute figures. China and India, in fact, are at the top of the list, followed by the United States and Japan, and Australia for per capita values. 

However, the data change considerably if the average for each inhabitant is used. In this case the Australians are the worst, with 102 kilograms wasted per year. In second place there are the French, with 85 kilograms. The British and the Spaniards were third with 77 kilograms. Italy was sixth, with 67 kilograms, just above China and Japan with 64. (source: lifegate.it)

We can reduce food waste with proper planning, buying only the amount needed and consuming the most perishable foods first. Better to shop more often than throw away food and resources, eat local vegan organic food.

To store food safely you can try our natural reusable eco-friendly kitchenware: beeswax food wraps, the silicone food bags, the silicone lunch box, the wheat straw lunch box, and our beautiful copper and stainless steel water and food containers for storage at home and on the go.

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