EU Households Waste 17 Billion Kgs Of Fruits And Vegetables Per Year
Households in the European Union generate around 35 kilograms of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14 kilograms of which is avoidable, according to the EU's Joint Research Centre.
Fresh fruit and vegetables account for almost 50% of the food waste generated by EU households. This category also constitutes one-third of the total food purchases.
The study also found that on an average, 29% of fresh fruit and vegetables purchased by households in the EU is wasted.
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