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How Denmark Became a Food Waste Leader

From using reusable bags to serving up meals made out of edible wasted food, Bo Welfare, Horsens’ Visionary Kitchen, Kolding Madhjælp, Wefood, Too Good To Go and Stop Spild Af Mad are just a few of the businesses and organizations that are helping pave the way for the future of food waste in Denmark.

The Guardian has more details on Demark’s food waste efforts:

A six-year-old sniffs asparagus suspiciously as his father grapples with a grapefruit and several women admire a selection of cabbages, in search of a bargain.

“Everyone pays 20 kroner (about £2) for a reusable bag to fill with whatever they like,” says Bettina Bach, 31, of Bo Welfare, a social housing project in the Danish city of Horsens that runs the food waste pop-up shop.

“We collect fruit and vegetables from local supermarkets to sell twice a week. It may be that the packaging’s damaged or it’s nearing its best before date, but it’s still good food – so we thought, why let it go to waste?”

Read the full story here.

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