A charity has opened in Denmark the first food surplus supermarket called Wefood which will sell products at prices 30 to 50 percentage cheaper than the ordinary supermarkets.
The supermarket aims to help reduce the 700,000 tonnes of food waste Denmark citizens produce every year.
Per Bjerre from the NGO behind the initiative, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, said that this new type of supermarket “is not just aimed at low-income shoppers but anyone who is concerned about the amount of food waste produced in this country”.
The Danish Minister for Food and the Environment, Eva Kjer Hansen said: “It’s ridiculous that food is just thrown out or goes to waste.
It is bad for the environment and it is money spent on absolutely nothing” adding” “A supermarket like WeFood makes so much sense and is an important step in the battle to combat food waste.”