Estimates of European food waste levels

The report presents estimates for food waste arisings in the EU-28. The estimates have been obtained using a combination of national waste statistics and findings from selected research studies. The collection and analysis of data from across Europe for this study generated an estimate of food waste in the EU-28 of 88 million tonnes. This estimate is for 2012 and includes both edible food and inedible parts associated with food. This equates to 173 kilograms of food waste per person in the EU-28.