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Is Scrapping Use-By Dates the Answer to Food Waste?

By Lars Holmquist

Is Scrapping Use-By Dates the Answer to Food Waste?

By Lars Holmquist

Published 11-04-22

Submitted by Tetra Pak

father and child with a carton of milk
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Originally Published on GreenBiz

One third of all food produced worldwide never gets consumed. Not only is that wasteful, but it produces a significant carbon footprint — an alarming 8 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide can be attributed to food waste. Tackling this issue is an integral part of addressing the climate emergency.

The findings from the latest Tetra Pak Index indicate that consumers are increasingly alert to the damaging impact of food waste. Over three quarters (77 percent) of respondents consider food waste an environmental concern. Despite this, half (50 percent) of respondents still throw away food a few times a month or more.

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