Poles continue to waste food, survey finds

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Some 42% of Poles admit to throwing away food, primarily bread, cold meat and fruit, reads a recent report prepared by the Federation of Polish Food Banks, showing that the tendencies in 2019 remain similar to results from 2018, Polish news agency PAP reported.

The main reason for discarding food is that it has gone off or is past its sell-by date, according to the survey, Polish Radio added.

The Federation also surveyed food purchasing habits among Poles, which showed that bread is bought every second day, and that more attention is paid to the packaging and appearance of foodstuffs than to expiration dates.

For example, Poles tend not to buy fruit or vegetables that are not shapely or have the "wrong" color. The survey also found that only one in 10 respondents sets out with a shopping list; the vast majority shop spontaneously.

The Federation of Polish Food Banks is a non-governmental organization which aims to combat food waste in Poland, Polish Radio noted.

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