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The food waste eaterie that wants to put itself out of business

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Food that would otherwise go to waste is being served up to happy diners in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, as Amy Pollock reports.


The food waste eaterie that wants to put itself out of business

Erik Andersson serves up "waste" food to some very happy diners at his Malmo restaurant.

He uses ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away by local suppliers to make lunch.

CO-OWNER OF SPILL RESTAURANT, ERIK ANDERSSON, SAYING: "You feed up the cow, you butcher it, you pack it, you seal it, you distribute it out to the suppliers.

And then you don't sell it.

And then you need to throw it away.

To me, I don't understand it.

It's just so wrong." He starts work in his prep kitchen.

UPSOT: "Today we got in the strawberries.

There's actually nothing wrong with these ones." Before tickling the tastebuds of visitors to the Spill restaurant.


I've eaten here a lot - many times." DINER AT SPILL RESTAURANT, AUGUSTE FAERCH, SAYING: "It's the kind of concept we need today, isn't it?

Today we throw away so many foods.

Why not do something amazing with it?" The U.N.

Says around one third of food produced for human consumption globally goes to waste each year.

Andersson hopes to change local attitudes so much that his restaurant goes out of business.

CO-OWNER OF SPILL RESTAURANT, ERIK ANDERSSON, SAYING: "Maybe, in five to seven years I want to scale down and shut down Spill, because then we will have a system that works." Malmo is home to other sustainable initiatives, from widespread cycle lanes... a packaging-free store where more than 200 products are sold by weight.

CITY OF MALMO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT, EMMA BÖRJESSON, SAYING: "We have a goal to become one of the most sustainable cities in the world.

And if we look at food, for instance, we have a goal to have all food organic by 2020, and we want to lower the emissions costs by food by 40 percent." Reducing food waste is becoming a priority around the world.

Similar restaurants have opened in Swedish capital Stockholm, the Netherlands and the UK.

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