According to the 2021 United Nations Environment Program Food Waste Index Report, while more than 7.7 million tons of food waste each year in Turkey, Turkey revealed that 93 kg of food per person trashed each year.
According to the information Ajans Press obtained from the 2021 United Nations data, the countries that waste food and their rates have been determined. Thus, while more than 7.7 million tons of food waste each year in Turkey, Turkey revealed that 93 kg of food per person trashed each year. With this data, our country ranked third in per capita food waste, the first country was the Republic of Congo, and the second was Mexico. According to the report, the total food waste made every year around the world was recorded as 931 million tons. Looking at the media coverage of the year 2021, while this issue was only covered in 451 news in the press, it was spoken in 2 thousand 132 online media. It was among the predictions that food waste, which could not find enough reflection in the media, will rise to higher levels in the coming years.
According to the report, 61 percent of the waste occurred in homes, 26 percent in food service places, and 13 percent in food vendors. The disappearance of food on farms and supply chains also showed that not only was food leftovers wasted, about a third of food was wasted in this way.