Survey on reasons for food wastage in Norway 2010-2015

This statistic shows the result of an annual survey on the reasons for food wastage in Norway as an average of the responses form 2010 to 2015. With a share of 42 percent of the respondents, the main reason fro throwing away food in Norway was, that the product has expired. A very bad products quality was a good reason for 22 percent of the respondents to waste food. To throw away food due to its damage or spoilage motivated roughly 20 percent of the respondents in Norway.

Why do you throw away food?

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Release date

September 2016



Survey time period

2010 to 2015*

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Special properties

average of 2010 to 2015

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide the original wording of the question posed during the survey. The wording of the question chosen for this statistic may therefore differ slightly from the original.

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