Denmark reduced food waste by 25% in 5 years – consumer information campaigns crucial for success
Denmark, has according to a new government report (only available in Danish) managed to reduce food waste by 25% in 5 years, measured in amount (kg) per consumer. Consumer information campaigns are considered to be one of the major factors for the success.
The government says that despite the decrease, households in Denmark are still responsible for the largest share of the nation’s food waste and that information and initiatives aimed at helping this sector reduce their waste continue to be crucial. The reduction of 25% is equivalent to 4,4 billion DKK.
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.
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