New perspectives on climate friendly food. Minimizing the massive amounts of food waste related to public food procurement

Project: Research

Project Details


In a 3 year cross-sectoral project supported by the VELUX FOUNDATION, we intend to conduct a qualitative study of participatory research design on the best practices to minimize food waste related to public food procurement. Our focus will be on the massive amounts of food wasted before the food produce reaches the public kitchens. The project group consists of a unique partnership between Copenhagen Municipality, Roskilde University and the wholesalers Hørkram Foodservice A/S and Dansk Cater A/S.
Short titleFood Waste and Public Food Procurement
Effective start/end date01/02/202031/01/2023

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • food waste
  • Public procurement