In Russia, 17 million tons of food worth more than 1.6 trillion rubles are thrown annually. Food sharing can partially correct this situation: as early as 2024, thanks to Internet services, 1 million tons of products can be saved.
Experts from the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) and the TIAR-Center consulting company have calculated how many products citizens and retail chains throw away annually. According to their estimates, based on data from the Higher School of Economics and Rosstat, about 17 million tons of products are dumped annually.
Today, at the stage of sale and consumption, at least 16% of all manufactured products are lost, experts say. Households emit the most food, followed by retail chains. In household waste, the first place is occupied by grain products: bread and bakery products, pasta and flour. They account for 62% of all food emitted by citizens. In second place are potatoes (15%) and dairy products (5%).
The wholesale chains have a different picture: they throw away mostly dairy products - this is 47% of all waste.