Food Waste - target 12.3
Danish households discard 260,000 tonnes of food each year. Retail 163,000 tonnes, hotels and restaurants 29,000 tonnes, institutions and large kitchens 31,000 tonnes, primary production 100,000 tonnes and the food industry 133,000 tonnes. In total, we throw out more than 700,000 tonnes of edible food in Denmark (Ministry of Environment, Government's Strategy for Waste Prevention "Denmark without waste II").
Food waste is thus an area where consumers, industry, production and gastronomy alike can make a huge difference by changing their habits, practices and attitudes. This is something we want to address with our partners and organisers and we will encourage all our stakeholders to work with Target 12.3:
‘By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses’
To strengthen the festivals over all focus on preventing food waste we have made a collaboration with gastro cultural Rub & Stub. Rub & Stub works on a daily basis for a more sustainable food culture especially when it comes to waste of food and big food experiences.
Rub & Stub will give practical advice through presentations, workshops and instructions on reduction of food waste for festival actors.
Other than that Rub & Stub will also themselves be at the Frederiksberg Høstfest, where they will be demonstrating how to make a feast out of surplus food.