Local Collaboration Increases Product Quality and Enhances a Circular Economy
On the small island of Møn in southern Denmark, a new line of biscuits is now in production. The biscuit is a result of a collaboration between the biscuit manufacturer, Bisca, and their close-door neighbour – Møn Brewery. The biscuit stands as an example of how local collaboration can increase product quality and enhance a circular economy to the benefit of future generations.
Every year, Møn Brewery produces 66,000 UK gallons of beer. Many of the residual products are reused and previously, many of the by-products were sent to local farmers who could use it as a feed for their cows. To Møn Brewery, the spent grain is a waste product that cannot be used anymore, but as a part of the newest collaboration, the biscuit producer, Bisca, uses the spent grain in a new line of biscuits called “Møn Biscuits”.
The biscuit stands as an example of how local collaboration can increase product quality and enhance a circular economy
The spent grain has significantly increased the quality of the biscuits, as the spent grain has a flexible and neat structure that benefits the taste. The products were put on the Danish shelves in the end of September 2017 and are already selling briskly. So far, they are only available in Denmark, but Bisca is planning on exporting to Sweden and Norway in the future.
A Symbol of Danish collaboration and circular Economy
The new line of biscuits serves as an example of the Danish business culture of collaboration. As the spent grain did not have value for Møn Brewery, it has been a key ingredient in a whole new line of biscuits that soon will be exported outside Denmark’s borders.
Local collaboration will be a key in a more sustainable food production that includes circular economy. With the Danish food cluster embracing a circular food production, Denmark is a front runner in solving the goals, the UN has set to encourage a more sustainable world.