How much of your weekly shop ends up in the bin?
The United Nations estimates that food waste amounts to nearly a fifth of global food production. Household food waste is the largest contributor. And a further 14% of food is lost between harvest and retail – before it even reaches consumers.
This means around a third of all food produced is wasted, equating to nearly a trillion dollars in economic losses per year. At the same time, up to 828 million people were affected by hunger last year, with an upward trend. By wasting less, we could feed them more than twice over.
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