Copenhagen’s city council has just introduced a new plan to make the Danish capital even more livable and welcoming by providing free fruit snacks.

A view of Copenhagen's historic city centre harbour
Copenhagen will soon provide free snacks for its residents and tourists, although they might not be the "traditional" sort of snack © dem10 / Getty Images

And with “free snacks” they don’t mean installing new vending machines, but planting more fruit trees all around the city so that when they give fruit it’ll be public property and available for everyone to consume. Much more healthy and ecologically savvy.

Fruit and berry-bushes will be planted in parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities and churchyards around Copenhagen, while up until now they can only be found in certain nature reserves like the Amager Nature Park. With this new scheme, fruits will become more accessible and free for everyone who might feel peckish while moving around the capital.

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City councillor Astrid Aller, one of the creators of the scheme, commented in a statement how “it might seem like a small thing but it’s part of our aim for Copenhagen to be a place you want to be, not a place you drive around by car.” And she continued saying that “we want a city where you’re not just at home, at work or at a park, but where the whole city is a space in which people want to be.”

A picture of cloudberries almost fully ripe
The public fruit trees and bushes will be a way to make the city for livable and enjoyable as well as sustainable © Lukas Juocas / Shutterstock

Once the scheme is approved and the trees are planted it will, of course, take a bit of time before they’re ready to produce fruit, but very soon you’ll be able to walk around Copenhagen while munching on locally grown berries.

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