Facts and Numbers

Food Waste in Israel

Israel is ranked second in food waste among OECD countries, generating 2.4 million tons of food waste every year – a third of local food production. 50% of wasted food is edible, it’s thrown away because of our habits, consumption behavior and lack of awareness.

 

Food Waste in Israel

Israel is ranked second in food waste among OECD countries, generating 2.4 million tons of food waste every year – a third of local food production. 50% of wasted food is edible, it’s thrown away because of our habits, consumption behavior and lack of awareness.

 kg thrown away by a 4-person family every year

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percent of local food production is wasted

Global Problem

In the past few years, food waste is recognized as a global problem, negatively affecting environmental, social and economic resources.

For the average household, this is a direct loss of thousands of Shekels, while 300,000 families in Israel suffer from lack of food security.

The good news is that raising awareness to the subject can lead to change in consumption habits and to reduction of food waste.

So what can we do? Here are a few tips that can help you throw away less food

 

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*source: Leket Israel food loss report 2016.

Global Problem

In the past few years, food waste is recognized as a global problem, negatively affecting environmental, social and economic resources.

For the average household, this is a direct loss of thousands of Shekels, while 300,000 families in Israel suffer from lack of food security.

The good news is that raising awareness to the subject can lead to change in consumption habits and to reduction of food waste.

So what can we do? Here are a few tips that can help you throw away less food

 

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*source: Leket Israel food loss report 2016.

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