Sweden will use 40% of the waste next year to generate electricity

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Bogdan Tudorache

The target of the Swedish Government for 2020 is to use 50% of food waste as natural fertilizer, and another 40% to generate electricity. Moreover, the initiative called “target 25/25” envisages that by 2025, food and residual waste should decrease by 25%, compared to the figures from 2015, says the Swedish Embassy in Bucharest.

“One third of the food produced worldwide annually, which is about 1.3 billion tons, is wasted or lost. If food waste could be represented as a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world,” the embassy officials said.

The 12th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal deals with responsible consumption and production. The UN 2030 agenda has set the goal of halving food waste by 2030 and reducing food losses along the production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

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