More than one tenth of all food thrown out

More Irish people are wasting a substantial amount of food, a new survey shows.

There has been an 18% increase in the number of Irish people wasting 15% or more of the food they buy each week.

However, Irish people make more of an effort to reduce general household waste than any other country in the EU.

88% of people believe the country produces too much waste – and 97% of people say they do try to reduce the waste they produce.

But only 66% try to avoid buying goods they believe are over-packaged. And 56% said they would recycle more if better facilities were available in their area.

The findings come from the latest Eurobar survey on waste management, published today.

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