'23 million 40-tonne trucks': UN study uncovers extent of world's food waste crisis

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Households are responsible for the majority of the world's food waste, the UN has found
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Households are responsible for the majority of the world's food waste, the UN has found

The findings suggest an urgent need to ramp up efforts to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which aims to halve global food waste by 2030

A gigantic 931 million tonnes of food were binned in 2019 by households, retailers, restaurants, and other food services, according to new UN research designed to evaluate the sluggish progress towards...

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