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Ireland Food Waste Industry Outlook 2022 - 2026

See how Ireland Food Waste performed compared to key markets such as the United States, China and Germany.

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Irish food waste is set to increase in the next five years. In 2021, the country had a total of 2,900 thousand metric tons of food waste, and this is expected to rise to nearly 3,000 thousand metric tons by 2026. Since 1980, Ireland’s food waste has increased at an average rate of 1% each year. In 2021, Ireland ranked 28th in the world for its food waste, with Finland ranking 27th at 2,900 thousand metric tons. The top three countries in this ranking were China, Germany and Japan. In terms of food waste treated, Ireland is expected to reach 3,010 thousand metric tons by 2026, a growth of 0.6% each year. Since 2000, the Irish market has increased at an average rate of 1.3% each year. In 2021, Ireland ranked 28th in the world, with Finland ranking 27th at 2,900 thousand metric tons. Germany, Japan and Mexico were the top three countries in this ranking.

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