04 Dec '17, 3am

Singapore households throw out 2.5kg worth of food waste each week: NEA study.

A study released by the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Sunday showed the extent of food waste that households in Singapore generate each week on average. From November 2016 to March 2017, households were found to throw out about 2.5kg of food waste weekly, and this added up to half of all waste disposed. The five-month study — which involved interviewing 443 families about their waste management habits and collecting waste from 279 households over three days — concluded that more than half of the food waste could be avoided if families were more conscious of portion sizes when buying or cooking food. Unsurprisingly, carbs such as rice, noodles, and bread made up the bulk of the food waste. Additionally, the amount of food waste from households has risen by about 40 percent over the past decade. Last year alone saw 791,000 tons generated — to give you a better idea of...

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