More than 300,000 tons of food is thrown away by Croatian households every year, despite efforts by organisations trying to incite solidarity with the hundreds of hungry and homeless people.
According to the HINA news agency, findings of a recently published survey in the Waste Management journal confirmed data which said that 75 kg of food is being thrown away in Croatia per capita on average annually. At the same time, 92 kg are thrown away annually per capita on average across the European Union.
The survey was conducted in 2017 and covered some 115 Croatian households.
Researcher Branka Ilakovac said households accounted for nearly 80 percent of the 380,000 tons of food total waste in Croatia, while in Europe they accounted for just over 50 percent.
Eighty-eight million tons of food is thrown away in the European Union, and about 1.3 billion tons worldwide.
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