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Monday, 26 September 2016

Social Enterprise: The UKs first Food Waste Supermarket


I was searching for articles on The Independent's website last week and read this headline; 'The UK’s first food waste supermarket opens'.  I can't begin to tell you how happy I was to see this. Over the past couple of years we've had a bit of a reality check when it comes to Food Waste. With more and more shocking stats being thrown at us, I think it's time that we, as consumers, all demand that more is done achieved towards this basic human right.

Reading about enterprises such as this is wonderful, I mean it's obvious really isn't it? If you have surplus food give it to someone who doesn't have any; and yet somehow we still can't seem to get it right. This project is a huge leap forward in an area that is firmly on everyone's mind at the moment.


Having launched near Leeds, this is the first supermarket of it's kind in the UK and is the initiative of Food Waste campaigners the Real Junk Food Project.

The supermarket allows customers to shop for thrown out food by supermarkets and local businesses. All priced on a "pay as you feel" already helping struggling families.

There are plans to see these surplus produce supermarkets open up across the UK, I for one, think it can't come soon enough.




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