Sale of food at the end of term saves more than nine thousand tons

Four years after the creation of a commission to curb food waste, there are complaints of much to be done.

The specific locations in supermarkets for the sale of products at risk of waste allowed 9054 tonnes to be saved last year alone, 9% more than in 2018. The data are from the progress report of the National Commission to Combat Food Waste (CNCDA). Four years after its creation, there are still no figures, but it is estimated that Portugal wastes one million tons of food every year. This Tuesday is celebrated, for the first time, the International Food Awareness and Loss Awareness Day.

There are already 1137 stores across the country with a commercial circuit for expired products, 36% more than in 2018. This is one of the measures provided for in the National Strategy and Action Plan to Combat Food Waste, which has taken steps to raise awareness the entire food chain.

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