While exploring Information is Beautiful‘s list of projects earlier this year, I decided to create my own infographics on food waste, using what they did here as a starting point. As luck would have it, in March the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) published a new version of its Food Waste Index Report; this data is for the year 2022, whereas the previous report looked at figures for 2019.

I started by doing a deep dive into existing statistics and studies on the subject of food waste. While I’ve only used some of this data and research – mainly figures from the UN and a series of specific studies – I generally prefer to explore and examine a subject/project in depth before delimiting what I’m going to use myself. The references cited in the infographics are included below!