New Hungarian data: Food waste decreased in households by 4 percent

On the occasion of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste the National Food Chain Safety Office published the results of the most recent Hungarian household food waste measurement, which was conducted in the end of 2019 involving 165 households. Research methodology was based on the EU compliant FUSIONS recommendations. According to the data, food waste generated by the Hungarian households was estimated to be 65.5 kg per capita annually. This study was a replication of the first Hungarian household food waste measurement conducted in 2016 with the same methodology (Kasza et al., 2018). Between the two periods, a 4% decrease was observed, despite of significant economic expansion.

The research was co-funded by European Union’s LIFE Programme. The results have been published in the Sustainability journal. The full paper is available at the following link.