Restaurant Food Waste Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"A study by WRAP has revealed that restaurants in the UK alone produce 915,000 tons of food waste every year."

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"In the US, commercial and institutional facilities, like restaurants, generate 7.6 billion pounds of food waste annually."

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"A University of Arizona study suggests that 4 to 10% of food purchased by restaurants becomes kitchen loss before reaching the consumer."

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"Food waste costs the restaurant industry close to $100 billion annually, according to GreenBiz."

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"According to ReFED, 52% of all food waste occurs in restaurants and cafés."

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"According to the World Resources Institute, reducing food loss and waste by 25% would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people in the world."

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"Winnow, an AI research company estimates that wasted food could cost the global economy up to $1 trillion annually by 2030."

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"According to the EPA, food waste makes up 24% of US landfill material."

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"Each ton of food wasted results in 3.8 tons of greenhouse gas emissions according to"

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"Findings from Champions 12.3 reveal that for every $1 invested in food waste reduction, restaurants can make $7 in operating cost savings."

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"It is estimated that US restaurants generate 22 to 33 billion pounds of food waste each year according to"

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"According to the World Wildlife Fund, wasted food in the foodservice sector — which includes restaurants — is estimated at 52% of all food."

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"A USDA report states that the amount of uneaten food in homes and restaurants was valued at $161 billion in 2010."

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"A report from LeanPath indicates an average food waste cost at full-service restaurants is roughly $155,00 annually."

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"A survey by Business Waste stated that 600,000 tonnes of food waste from restaurants could be avoided each year in the UK."

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