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Reducing food waste is sixth in the top 50 priorities for Norway to reduce its emissions (Photo: Philip Cohen)

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Norway might not end up having a food waste law after all

Reducing food waste is sixth in the top 50 priorities for Norway to reduce its emissions (Photo: Philip Cohen)

In 2023, the Nordic Council said it was aiming to intensify efforts to combat food waste — but despite wanting to focus on this at the COP28 UN climate negotiations, one of its member countries had not yet passed a food waste law of its own: Norway.

Food waste in the country was 84.7kg per inhabitant in 2020, while the issue was declared by the Norwegian Environment Agency to be sixth in the list of the top 50 priorities in order for Norway to decrease its emissions.

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Daniela De Lorenzo is a freelance journalist based in Oslo, focused on food production systems, the environment, and energy.

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