Consequences of food waste

Environmental

Food waste alone generates about 8% - 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In other words: food waste emits more greenhouse gases than all single countries in the world except China and the US. 

Waste ofthe land - 28% of the world's agricultural land to the sum of the additional land area of ​​China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan - the crops grown on such land is wasted.

Waste of water - about 25% of drinking water resources intended for the production of food that will never be eaten. This amount of water provides the water demand for all households in the worldIf food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitting country in the world.

Different food groups have different environmental impacts. For example, meat requiers more resources to produce and emissions from livestock farming account for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gasses.

Economics

Food waste equal money waste. For example according to the statistical data each Polish family waste more than 2000 PLN

Social

Increase consumption / shoppin - increase in food prices

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 aims to halve EU food waste by 2030. It could save 4.7 million hectares of agricultural land.

The further along the supply chain the Food Loss occurs, the more carbon intensive the loss and waste.