Facts on food waste
Twenty per cent of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted.
Food waste generates about 8 per cent of global greenhouse gases.
One of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals calls for a 50 per cent reduction in food waste by 2030.
The annual cost of food waste for householders in Ireland is between ¤700 and ¤1,000.
An average restaurant loses about ¤24,000 per year from food waste.
An average hotel loses about ¤150,000 per year from food waste.
In developing countries, over 40 per cent of food losses happen after harvest and during processing while in industrialised countries, over 40 per cent occurs at retail and consumer level.