Ecowatch - In an effort to stamp down on food waste, Denmark has opened a supermarket that exclusively sells food that’s usually meant for the dumpster. WeFood, in Amager, Copenhagen, sells bread, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, frozen goods and dry foods that are past its official expiration date as well as household goods with slight imperfections or damaged packaging, according to The Local Denmark. Prices at the store are 30 to 50 percent cheaper compared to any other supermarket in the city.
The new venture came out of successful crowdfunding as well as partnerships with large and small Danish grocers and manufacturers who help stock WeFood’s shelves with their perfectly edible but rejected food.
The store has been a hit, as NPR reported, with folks lining the store’s sidewalk since doors opened.