Reducing food losses and food waste

Every year, the average Swede throws away around 19 kilogrammes of perfectly edible food and 26 kilogrammes food and drink is  thrown down the sink. The cost of that food is enough to get by on for a whole month.  Besides the fact that it’s not so smart to throw money in the garbage can, such waste is bad for the environment.

One simple way of improving the environment is to cut back on the amount of food you waste. On the links down below you’ll find advice on how to store food properly, use leftovers efficiently and learn about the real meaning of best-before dates.

Using food wisely is good not only for your finances but for the environment. Producing food contributes to global warming and environmental degradation. Swedish households throw away food equivalent to a carbon footprint of 442 000 tonnes a year. It takes 360,000 cars to create that much pollution.

Reviewed 2020-05-20