On average, every Czech person throws away 57 kg of food a year. This means that for the whole of the Czech Republic it is then 600,000 tons of food waste per year. The most common reason to throw away food is to spoil it (especially vegetables and pastries). Another reason is that we cook, prepare or serve too much food. Due to these two reasons, people in the Czech Republic waste 355,000 tons of food a year.

Unnecessary throwing away of food

Don't be afraid to ask the server for a smaller portion if you suspect you won't eat the whole portion. This will reduce the amount of gastro-waste.

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