Jun 13, 2018
SHOURA COUNCIL TO DISCUSS FOOD WASTE LAW WHICH COULD LED YOU TO PAY FINES FOR LEAVING FOOD ON YOUR PLATE
Saudi Arabia's Shoura Council will discuss a food waste law this month which may lead individuals and organizations to pay extra money for leaving unfinished plates in restaurants. Most Viewed : Free Whatsapp service on Saudi Airlines flights
Saudi Arabia ranks one in the world for wasting food according to the report of Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture. 30% of the produced food is wasted in the Kingdom, which costs around 49 billion Saudi riyals in a year. Recommend : Check Medical report status online in Edafa
- In an average Saudi wastes 250 kg food annually compared to 150 kg in a global average. It is also revealed that waste is high in the holy month of Ramadan due to leftovers iftars, which will thrown away.
- Saudi has the highest consumption of grains about 158 kg annually compare to 145 kg in a global average. Societal pressures to impress guests with variety of food offerings have led to excessive waste in the country. Trending : Penalty for smoking at no smoking places in Saudi Arabia
- According to a report of USDA and Economic Research Service, the percentage of annual household income spent on food is almost 24% in Saudi Arabia which is highest in GCC countries, where Kuwait and Bahrain spend about 14.5%, Qatar 13% and UAE 9%.
- Shoura Council plans to review a proposal of a law to combat food waste and squandering. A large portion of food leftovers are wasted in weddings, restaurants and hotel buffets in which popular grains are rice, wheat, dates, fruits, meat and vegetables. Similar : Saudi Arabia approved anti harassment law
- Individuals and organizations would be fined for leaving unfinished food on your plates because of excessive waste. The figures of wasting food exceeds than estimated annual VAT of 23 billion Saudi riyals.