Money in the trash: 82% of Israelis are bothered by food waste (Photo: PR)
A recent survey conducted by the Roshink Research Institute, at the initiative of the Grundig electrical appliance brands among a nationally representative sample of 501 respondents for the international electrical appliance brand Grundig, reveals that food waste is a phenomenon that exists on a large scale in Israel and disturbs the majority of the public.
Over half of Israelis, 53%, reported throwing food at least once a week, with relatively high rates identified among women, parents of children, residents of the center and among the ultra-orthodox population.
The survey revealed that leftovers from cooked meals is the most common type of food that Israelis throw away.
About 48% of Israelis stated that they usually throw away leftovers from cooking meals, 20% stated that they throw away vegetables, 9% of Israelis usually throw away dairy products, 7% throw away fruit and 5% throw away bread or grain products.
Over half of Israelis report throwing food at least once a week (Photo: PR)
The main causes of food waste in Israel
In the issue of food waste, the question immediately arises, what are the main reasons that cause us to throw away food?
The survey participants were asked, therefore, what are the main causes of food waste.
The results are undoubtedly surprising:
59% of the survey participants testified that they usually throw away food that stays in the refrigerator for a long time and becomes expired.
58% stated that they tend to throw away fruits and vegetables due to the fact that they are not kept fresh in the refrigerator.
38% testified that they prepare too large amounts of cooked food, 21% prefer to eat fresh food prepared the same day.
3% stated that they throw away food that the children did not finish.
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The main causes of food waste (photo: PR)
throw away but are disturbed by the phenomenon
Despite the disturbing data that indicate that a very high percentage of Israelis throw away food with a relatively high frequency, 82% of the survey participants testified that the phenomenon of food waste bothers them.
What can still be done?
To the question of whether it is possible to better plan the quantities of food they buy in order to throw away less food, most of the respondents, 91%, answered in the affirmative that they should better plan the quantities of food they buy in order to reduce its waste.
More ways to reduce food waste?
39% offered to explain that throwing away food is like throwing away money and thus help reduce food waste, 28% offered to use boxes/storage solutions that keep food fresh, 7% offered to buy a refrigerator that better keeps food fresh, only 6% understood that there is a connection between food waste and the quality of the environment and offered to explain that throwing away food harms the quality of the environment and 2% offered to better plan the buying of food products.
The most common type of food that Israelis throw away (Photo: Public Relations)
"More products incorporate green technologies"
Jihan Yishin, CEO of Grundig Israel
: "The Archelik Group, the parent company of Grundig and other companies, is happy to offer Israeli consumers the technologies, innovation and prestige of Grundig in combination with an agenda of sustainability, greener production and products that combine greener technologies and functions Advanced that help reduce food waste and protect the environment.
For example, a unique cooling technology that is integrated in the brand's refrigerators (FullFresh) that provides controlled humidity levels and improved air flow
to keep fruits and vegetables fresh in the refrigerator for up to 30 days."
Internet among 501 respondents who are a representative national sample of ages 18 to 64 who are connected to the Internet.
The FullFresh technology in the Grundig refrigerator to extend the life of food (photo: PR)
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