Go ahead with prevention of waste

Country of implementation


Type of the practice

Educational project

Initiator of the practice

Norden (Government body)

Type of education

Non-formal educational

Age of participants


How many participants max can participate


Education form


Short description

1/3 of food turns into food waste globally therefore there needs to be reduction in the food wasted, both for the food supply and the environment. This project aims to target a variety of groups with no age. They have however made a training manual both for teachers and student to be used and recommend this can be taught both in social studies and cooking class in schools. They cover recyclable objects, clothing, food, and electrical appliances.  They have a slideshow package about each subject that has useful educational information as well as practices for realization of their own consumption. Looking at the food section, it is divided between the slideshow and the pamphlet for teachers/students. In the pamphlet there is both an educational text and self-realization part where you look at your own household’s waste. This is done practically as well with a exercise in the pamphlet being:
  • Calculate the weight of all the food that is being thrown away in your house over a week.
  • Calculated that how much Co2 is being released in the air just from your household.
  • Check which kind of food is being thrown out
  • How you can prevent food waste
  • What other things then the food is being thrown out
  • Contemplate how the future looks like, do you think there will be more or less food waste in the future?
They also try to have the economical angle of how much food waste costs each family approximately with their waste and how much supermarkets throw out.


Includes the family, money saving, free and no need for professionals to help

Challenges in implementation

Can get people sick if they eat spoiled food instead of throwing it out, requires all parts of the household to work together.