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Italy is projected to generate around 30 million metric tons of food waste this year, a similar amount to what it generated in 2021. Since 1980, Italian food waste has decreased by 0%. Italy is currently ranked 7th in terms of food waste, with the UK leading the ranking at 30 million metric tons. China, Germany and Japan are the other countries in the top four. When it comes to food waste treatment, Italy is projected to reach 27.6 million metric tons by 2026, a slight decrease of 0% year-on-year. Since 2000, Italian food waste treatment has increased by 0.2% year-on-year. In 2021, Italy is ranked 8th, with the UK at the top of the list at 27.7 million metric tons. Germany, Japan and Mexico are the other countries in the top four.
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The surge in worldwide food production and consumption has inevitably led to an increase in food waste, unveiling ample opportunities in the food waste management market. For businesses, there's potential for profit in recycling or repurposing food waste into fertilizers, animal feed, and bioenergy. For governments and municipalities, reduced landfill...Read more