In country, 247 thousand tons of food are thrown away annually, News
Food waste continues to have the greatest impact on the environment and climate as it represents an additional source of greenhouse gas emissions.
The largest amount of waste is still generated in households (42 percent), followed by food processing and production (39 percent), catering facilities (14 percent) and retail and wholesale (5 percent).
According to Eurostat data, 127 kilograms of food is wasted per inhabitant per year. In households, 55 percent of waste is produced, which is some 70 kilograms per inhabitant, while the other 45 percent of waste is generated in the food supply chain.
It turns out that household waste is twice as much as that generated in the primary production sector and the production of food products and beverages.
Considering that this is data from 2020, the impact of the quarantine caused by covid 19 on the creation of this amount of food waste is still being analyzed.
The introduction of such a law in Serbia would ensure almost 1.2 million additional meals in soup kitchens per year, Danas reports.
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