Are you one of those who think that bananas that have gone brown are bad, or do you throw away coffee leftovers in the sink? If so – continue reading! The definition of “food waste” is food that is thrown away even though it would have been perfectly eatable if handled differently. In 2018, Swedish households throw away approximately 917 000 tons of food, an average of 95 kilos per person a year. Saving food is not only environmentally crucial, but also economically important for every household. Hearing about this, we at Kunskapstavlan® immediately thought that there must be something we can do in order to enlighten people and bring the knowledge of food saving closer to the everyday life.
We contacted Filip Lundin, founder of the Swedish company “Sopköket”, which freely translated into English would be “Garbage Kitchen”. A company whose main focus is to reduce food waste which has made them professionals when it comes to saving food and not throwing away anything! With the guidance of “Sopköket”, we have gathered many of their great ideas on how to use food that would otherwise have been thrown away because of its expiration date. This collaboration resulted in our fantastic illustration SAVE FOOD showing some of the best ideas for households on how to save food and thereby decrease food waste. This illustration will show you how you how to store your groceries in order for them to last longer and how to make the most of food that has passed the expiration date.
This illustration with its fine design makes it the perfect kitchen art.