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500,<> tons of food end up in the trash at Christmas - News

2023-12-10T12:27:57.762Z

Highlights: 500,<> tons of food end up in the trash at Christmas. In Italy, 9 billion euros 'wasted' in one year. Bread and fresh vegetables are among the foods most often thrown away. The food sector in Italy is worth 6.5 billion euros per year, of which about 5.4 billion are in our homes. In the last year, an average of €252 worth of food was thrown into the bin. In addition to fruit and vegetables, also pasta, fish, nougat and sparkling wine are thrown out.


In Italy, 9 billion euros 'wasted' in one year (ANSA)


Every year during the holiday season, 500,80 tons of food end up in the trash due to food waste in homes. This is denounced by Assoutenti, which points out that among the most wasted foodstuffs at Christmas appear, in addition to fresh products such as fruit and vegetables, also pasta, fish, panettone, nougat and sparkling wine. As a result, up to €<> worth of food is likely to end up in the trash for each individual family.

In the food sector alone, waste in Italy is worth 9 billion euros per year, of which about 6.5 billion are in our homes alone. An average of 524 grams of food per capita per week end up in the trash, or about 75 grams per day and 27.2 kg per year. Bread and fresh vegetables are among the foods most often thrown away, along with soft drinks, legumes, fresh fruit, fresh pasta.

In the last year, an average of €252 worth of food was thrown into the bin.
Assoutenti and Adiconsum have organized a conference entitled "Innovation and digitalization for a circular economy to reduce waste and promote reuse" on December 13, which will be held at the National Museum of Railways in Pietrarsa di Portici-Naples during the event that combines "Consumer Expo 2023" and "Sustainability Village".



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