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Type of food thrown away in France 2019

Wastage is a subject that can raise ecological, economic and solidarity issues. In the context of sustainable development, fighting against good and energy waste is a current challenge. Thus, this chart shows the results of a survey conducted with French people aged 18 and over about wastage in 2019.

The survey asked French people what were the food products they regularly threw away. It appears that 23 percent stated that they often threw bread away. Meat and fish were regularly thrown away by 9 percent of the respondents.

To reduce food wastage, 84 percent of French gave some food to relatives or neighbors.

Share of French people regularly throwing food away in 2019, by type of food

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

October 14-16, 2019

Number of respondents

1,202 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Vous arrive-t-il de jeter les produits suivants?"

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