Leading reasons to throw away food Japan 2020

According to a survey conducted on food waste in Japan in 2020, around 44 percent of respondents stated that they threw away food that was still edible because the expiration date was reached. Over 33 percent of the respondents said they tossed food due to a decrease of freshness, while almost 20 percent of the respondents refrained from disposing edible food or ingredients during the past year.

Leading reasons to throw away food in Japan as of April 2020

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Japan

Survey time period

April 1 to 5, 2020

Number of respondents

10,031 respondents

Age group

20 years and older

Special properties

multiple answers possible

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Have you ever thrown away food, ingredients, seasonings etc., even though you could still eat or use them? Please tell us the reason, why you threw away food in the past year."

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