How much food is being wasted in Singapore per year?

How much food is wasted in Singapore per year?

3R Programmes and Resources

Year Food Waste Disposed of (‘000 tonnes) Total Food Waste Generated (‘000 tonnes)
2019 607 744
2018 637 763
2017 677 810
2016 680 791

How much waste does Singapore produce 2020?

Waste generated by the non-domestic and domestic sectors both fell in 2020 – from 5.37 million tonnes and 1.87 million tonnes, respectively, in 2019, to 4.12 million tonnes and 1.76 million tonnes, respectively, in 2020.

How much food is wasted annually?

Each year, 108 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States. That equates to more than $161 billion worth of food thrown away each year. Shockingly, nearly 40% of all food in America is wasted.

How much money is wasted on food waste in Singapore?

In terms of monetary value, the study estimated that S$342 million worth of food was wasted across the more than one million resident households in Singapore.

Which age group wastes the most food?

Research shows that young people aged 18-34 waste proportionally more food than other age groups2. Students are a key audience within this age group, and in order to help them reduce their food waste, we need to gain a better understanding of what foods they are wasting, and why.

Why is food waste a problem in Singapore?

Much of this food wastage occurs due to poor production standards or improper handling. Though Singapore does produce some local foods, more than 90% of the country’s food stream is imported. Among these imported foods, around 144,000 tonnes are lost by the time they arrive in Singapore.

Why is food waste bad?

Food waste ends up wasting nearly a quarter of our water supply in the form of uneaten food or over $172 billion in wasted water. … When food is disposed in a landfill it rots and becomes a significant source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

Categories Uncategorized