First Danish food waste strategy has been launched

In Denmark, almost 900,000 tonnes of food is thrown away every year, and with the launch of Denmark's first food waste strategy, the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is taking a big step towards reducing the large amounts of food waste.

Recent numbers from the Danish Environmental Agency show that almost 900,000 of edible food is thrown away every year in Denmark.

Therefore, the government is launching a food waste strategy, which is the first Danish strategy that is solely targeted at combating food loss and waste.

In a public press release, Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Jacob Jensen says:

- In Denmark, the amount of food waste grows daily. We waste far too much food that could be donated. We must regain respect for food. It will benefit both the climate and the economy. I am happy that, with the food waste strategy, we can now set a clear direction for how to increase our knowledge through research about food waste and general awareness about how to combat food waste on a day-to-day basis.

A four track strategy

The strategy is divided into four work tracks with 15 initiatives.

There is a focus on 1) stakeholder involvement and simplification of rules, 2) knowledge of means of action, effect and reduction potential, 3) information and access to tools and 4) international engagement.

Read more about the strategy and download it below (available in Danish only).

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