As part of the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste, the Movement says in a statement that in the rest of the world, the values ​​of food waste are “extremely worrying”.

Citing a study, the Movement says that if food waste were a country, it would be among the richest 7%. “It is also estimated that in 2030 the economic impact of food waste will be 1.5 billion euros and, in environmental terms, the study reveals that if food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases, with approximately 10% of the total CO2 emissions in the world”, says the statement, adding that, worldwide, the waste per household will be 75 kilos per year.

“While around 1,600,000 Portuguese live below the poverty line – of which around 360,000 have food shortages – it is estimated that 1,000,000 tonnes of food are wasted every year – almost 100 kilograms for every Portuguese”, says the United Against Waste Movement, which aims to raise awareness of waste and the importance of changing behaviours.