A thing worth putting focus on indeed!
On average each Dane discard more than 40 kilos of perfectly edible food a year.
It's an astonishing waste - despite improvements, because even more food was discarded beforehand!
- If each adult eat a kilo of food a day on average, you do the math.
That a whole month of eating well each year!
Or one month off the food bill per person per year!
Don't know about you, but the Muhler household is currently down to 3½ person and I will estimate we discard perhaps half that amount per person a year. Or around 20 kilos per person a year. That's nevertheless still close to a months worth of food per person, per year.
And converted to money that's roughly 50 DKK X 20 X 3½ per year = 3.500 DKK a year (a fairly conservative estimate) or 468 € = 518 $ = 402 £. - That could potentially be saved a year by our household.
And since we live in rural Jutland, where the food prices are generally lower and we have way easier access to meat, poultry, vegetables and diary products purchased without paying vat
our food budget is considerably lower than in the cities.
Not to mention that we regularly make a pilgrimage to Germany with our trailer to shop.
(All - well, almost - Jutlandic cars are per default born with a hook for a trailer, hence why a "Jutlander-hook" is a slang-name for a trailer-hook here in DK.)
Which reduce our monthly expenses even more.
In Copenhagen the food-prices are much higher.