We Throw Out More Than 2 Trillion Pounds of Food Every Year, UN Says
People waste more than two trillion pounds of food a year, a UN report has revealed. It is the most comprehensive assessment to date and found waste was about double the previous best estimate.
The food discarded in homes alone was 163 pounds per person each year on average around the world, the UN found. In the UK, which has some of the best data, the edible waste represents about eight meals per household each week.
The UN report also includes data on food waste in restaurants and shops, with...