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15 August 2016  

Danish Government provides funds to fight food waste

The Danish National Government has created a subsidy pool worth DKK 5 million (over €670,000) dedicated to supporting projects which are tackling food waste. The Fund can be used for projects tackling waste all along the supply chain, from production to consumption.

The subsidy scheme aims to build on recent success at tackling food waste in Denmark, with a 25% reduction having been achieved over the last 5 years according to the Agriculture and Food Council. However, there is still much work to be done. The average citizen in Denmark currently throws away about 1 kg of food per week, which is estimated to be costing each household around DKK 3,200.

This initiative reflects a broader focus across Europe on reducing food waste, with successful schemes also running in France, Italy and the UK.

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