Food Waste Facts

The United Nations (UN) estimates that globally each year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted, or approximately a third of the total food produced.

In the EU around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually, with associated costs estimated at €143 billion.

By 2050 the world population will reach 9 billion. Food production must be increased by 70% to meet this demand and reducing food losses and waste must be among the main focus areas.

In Ireland there is over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year. Around 1/3 of this comes from households.

Food waste costs Irish households nearly €1 billion every year – approximately €700 could be saved by every family in Ireland if they reduced their food waste.


There are 3 types of food waste:

60% is Avoidable food waste e.g. meal leftovers, perishable fruit and vegetables

20 % is Potentially Avoidable food waste e.g. bread crusts, potato skins

20% is Unavoidable food waste e.g banana skins

At Green Isle, we believe in limiting your food waste, so we’ve done all the prepping, slicing and chopping for you. You can use exactly as much as you need when you need it, before putting the rest back in the freezer for the next mealtime. Enjoy all the nutrition and taste with none of the food waste.

Here are some of our Simple Steps that Irish Households can follow to help reduce their Household Food Waste. Click links below for more info -

1.     Think before you shop

2.     Use or lose your food

3.     Love your Freezer

4.     Love your leftovers