Food waste and packaging targets to be set in Sweden

The Swedish government has tasked the country’s Environmental Protection Agency with proposing a series of targets to reduce food waste

The Swedish government has tasked the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with proposing a series of targets to reduce food waste.

Under the plans, the EPA will set out a series of concrete measures to be implemented from next year as part of its environmental quality targets. 

“Sweden produces about one million tonnes of food waste each year,” said environment and climate minister Isabella Lövin, who explained that food waste means an “unnecessary climate impact” as well as the increase of pesticide use at the production stage.

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