Recycling

Gotland distillery turns unsold semla buns into vodka

2:01 min
  • A Gotland-based distillery is using unsold semla buns and other food waste to make vodka and other spirits.
  • After scraping away the cream and almond paste, the carbohydrates from the wheat buns can be broken down into fermentable sugars.
  • One worker at the distillery calls the unsold food, which has either passed its sell-by date or had its packaging damaged, a hidden resource.