Special Report

The Size of Household Waste in 50 Countries Around the World

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1. Australia
> Household food wasted annually: 5.7 billion lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 221.6 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 25,499,881

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2. Austria
> Household food wasted annually: 770.0 million lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 85.5 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 9,006,400

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3. Bahrain
> Household food wasted annually: 476.6 million lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 280.1 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 1,701,583

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4. Bangladesh
> Household food wasted annually: 23.4 billion lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 142.1 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 164,689,383

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5. Belgium
> Household food wasted annually: 127.1 million lbs
> Household food wasted annually per person: 11.0 lbs
> Population as of July, 2020: 11,589,616

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