MEPs call for measures to tackle food waste by by 30% by 2025

Cyprus, according to a 2013 study, is among the highest food waste generators in the EU. It produces 327 kg of waste per capita.Netherlands tops the list with 541 kg followed by Belgium. The lowest are Slovenia (72 kg), Malta and Romania (both 76 kg), followed by Greece (80 kg). On Tuesday the European Parliament in Strasbourg, discussed measures to tackle food waste by lifting existing restrictions on food donations and eliminating confusion about best before and use by labels. MEPs advocate that food waste should be cut by 30% by 2025 and by 50% in 2030.

Source: Cyprus News Agency