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Italy: amount of food waste among households in 2016

This statistic illustrates the opinion of individuals about the volumes of food waste produced by each household in Italy in the year 2016. According to data, over the survey period, 33 percent of the respondents admitted that the food waste issue has been eliminated, while another 31 percent of the respondents stated that the food waste problem was on a descending path.

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Release date

December 2016



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Special properties

respondents are family members in charge of doing grocery shopping

Supplementary notes

The original survey question was phrased by the source as follows: "Si dice che una parte degli alimenti che ogni famiglia italiana acquista per il consumo a casa poi venga buttata via. Lei ha l'impressione che a casa sua questo cosiddetto 'spreco' di cibo sia:..".
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