Homes, retail outlets and restaurants around the world wasted an estimated 931 million tonnes of food or 17 per cent available for consumption in 2019, the United Nations Environment Program’s Food Waste Index Report 2021 stated. The report, released on March 4, revealed that homes are responsible for most of the food waste. While almost 61 per cent of food was wasted each year at the household level globally, the food services and retail outlets contributed to 26 per cent and 13 per cent of food wastage, respectively, the report said.

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