“According to Statistics Iceland, the average monthly expenditure on food for a family of six is ISK 160,000, around ISK 50,000 of which is thrown out.”

“Hospital officials say that they are throwing a way a lot of uneaten food, most of it vegetables. A parliamentarian on the environmental committee believes this is due to a lack of education. RÚV reports that while most restaurants in Iceland throw away about 15% of the food they order, Iceland’s hospital throw away about 30%. Heiða Björk Hilmisdóttir, the department head of the National Hospital kitchen, says that the vast majority of this wasted food is comprised of vegetables.”

Food Controversy At Local Hospital

Reykjavík Grapevine / 15th of August 2012