The Netherlands one of the worst countries in the EU for food waste
161kg of food thrown away for every person in the Netherlands
Figures from 2020 reveal that 161 kilograms of food were thrown away for every person living in the Netherlands - significantly higher than the European average of 127 kilograms per person, and making the Netherlands the fifth-worst country in the EU when it comes to food waste.
Of the 161 kilograms, 59 were generated during the processing and manufacturing stages. A further 59 kilograms were generated by households and families, compared to the EU average of 70 kilograms per capita.
Worst countries in Europe for food waste
The countries responsible for generating the most food waste per capita in 2020 were:
- The Netherlands
Slovenia threw away the least food, averaging just 68 kilograms per person.