food waste

UAE is an innovator in the management of food waste, experts say

  • Average person in the UAE wastes 197kg of food a year, at a total annual cost to the country of $3.5 billion, said CEO of Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center
  • In 2015, 16,900 tons of food imported by Dubai was rejected and sent to landfill; in 2020 the total was just half a ton, food-trade expert said


Will fall in food waste in the Middle East outlast the coronavirus pandemic?

By Farah Heiba - & - Robert Edwards ·