Special Report

The Size of Household Waste in 50 Countries Around the World

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46. Sweden
> Household food wasted annually: 1.8 billion lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 177.5 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 10,099,270

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47. United Kingdom
> Household food wasted annually: 11.5 billion lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 168.9 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 67,886,004

48. United States of America
> Household food wasted annually: 42.7 billion lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 128.9 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 331,002,647

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49. VietNam
> Household food wasted annually: 16.2 billion lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 166.4 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 97,338,583

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50. Zambia
> Household food wasted annually: 3.1 billion lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 166.9 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 18,383,956

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