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Italy to throw away 500,000 tonnes of food over Xmas

2023-12-10T15:38:33.580Z

Highlights: Italy to throw away 500,000 tonnes of food over Xmas. Fresh produce like fruit and vegetables are among themost frequently thrown-away foods. Average Italian family willchuck up to 80 euros worth of food in the bin over the festive period. It said the value of waste in Italy's food sector added up ninebillion euros a year and around 6.5 billion euros of that wasthrown away in the home, Assoutenti said on Sunday. (ANSA)


Italy's households throw away 500,000 tonnes of food every year over the Christmas holidays, consumer association Assoutenti said on Sunday. © ANSA


(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 10 - Italy's households throw away 500,000tonnes of food every year over the Christmas holidays, consumerassociation Assoutenti said on Sunday.
   It said fresh produce like fruit and vegetables are among themost frequently thrown-away foods, along with pasta, seafood,panettoni and even spumante sparkling wine.
   The association estimates that the average Italian family willchuck up to 80 euros worth of food in the bin over the festiveperiod.
   It said the value of waste in Italy's food sector added up ninebillion euros a year and around 6.5 billion euros of that wasthrown away in the home. (ANSA).

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