Survey: Greece waste more than 300,000 tons of Mega, etc.
On December 12th, the "Zhongxi Times" reported in the Greece. In the past few decades, food waste is not only one of the main problems in the diet industry, but also the problem of consumers’ attention. During Greek consumer retail trade research, during November 5 to 11, 2021, 1,000 consumers from Greece conducted a survey, which showed that the proportion of the average food waste was as high as 6%. Studies have shown that only 29% of Greek families say they will not waste any food. 60% of their families say they waste up to 10% of food; 9% of their families say they will waste 10% -25% food. At the same time, 2% of families indicate that they have more than 25% of food.
These data show that the annual food of Greece has more than 300,000 tons of food, which indicates that the situation is very serious. Moreover, these data is just a consumer’s own estimate, but in general, real data is much higher than consumers’ estimates. However, it is reported that the amount of food waste of the Greek family is not worth mentioning compared to other countries. A survey in 2019 showed that some Western Europe and the American food waste proportion of food, such as the US, 18% Canada, 15% in the UK, 14%, Belgium.
Studies have shown that fruits and vegetables account for the largest food in wasteful food, followed by bread and pastries, frozen fresh meat, dairy products, desserts and milk.
It is also known that there is less waste of dry food, rice, pasta, and beans, because these foods have a longer quality. The waste of meat is also less, because the price of meat is relatively high.
About 81% consumers realize that waste of food will have a negative impact, 11% consumers believe that their family isted a lot of food. This data indicates that Greece has huge potential in addressing food waste. At the same time, researchers also conducted investigations for Greek consumers. 21% of consumers think that they are wasting food is because family food waste management is not good, and 18% of consumers are attributed to their needs, and 30% of consumers want to get help from food companies. The data indicates that consumers believe that the main motivation for reducing food waste comes from itself, but at the same time, they also hope to get the help of the outside world.