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Environmentally friendly Denmark

Environmentally friendly Denmark


On average, Danes living in Copenhagen cycle almost 2 miles a day. Danes are far more likely to own a bike than they are a car, in fact, 40% of Danes own a car and 90% a bike.

Danes are very good at avoiding wasting food. Supermarkets offer 80% reductions at the end
of the day to try to minimise waste. An app called 'TooGoodToGo' also allows restaurants to give away unwanted food at closing time.

Danes are mindful of knowing where their food has come from. It is not uncommon for
children to be taken to witness slaughters and dissections of animals at zoos so they
understand where the food on their plate began its life.

Danes eat more organic food than any other country in the world. This is because organic food is not drastically more expensive than other options, making it a good choice for everyone.

By 2050, Denmark wishes to become independent of fossil fuels. This is far from
unattainable as earlier this year the country ran entirely on wind energy for a
whole day.

The Danish government encourages people to be environmentally friendly through
initiatives such as imposing lower taxes on fuel efficient and environmentally friendly

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