The food resources being lost and wasted in Europe would be enough to feed all the hungry people in the world two times over (European Commission 2015).
tonnes of food waste a year produced by EU-28
estimated financial loss a year
EU food waste arises at household, foodservices & retail sector
tonnes food waste contributed by household section alone
Across the globe, nearly 30% of food is wasted throughout the agrifood supply chain. According to the latest data 70% of the EU food waste arises in household, food service and retail sectors.