January 19, 2020

Food waste in Japan estimated to be around 6.43 million tons per year



Picture: Cold summer noodles




"The quantity of food utilized by food banks is around 4,000 tons a year. But, According to Environment Ministry data, a total of 6.43 million tons of food -- or 51 kilograms per citizen -- went to waste in Japan in fiscal 2016, roughly the same level of annual rice consumption in the country."

Source: Gov't to strengthen functioning of food banks in Japan
19/01/2020
Japan Today

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