Denmark Cut Their Food Waste 25% in Five Years

Sidsel Overgaard for NPR, via The Salt

Sidsel Overgaard for NPR, via The Salt


At a festival on the Danish island of Fyn, Claus Holm, a fast-talking Danish celebrity chef, is sniffing and mixing into a pot of stew an ingredient he calls “totally forbidden.” It’s cream, and it expires today.

Danes’ increasing willingness to buy and consume items like just-expired dairy products has helped make them, arguably, the world champions in the fight against food waste. According to a recent report from the Danish government, Danes now throw away 25 percent less food than they did five years ago.

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