Forest Recycling Project is delighted to announce the opening of a food waste pop-up shop at the old Leytonstone Police Station.
In partnership with the Best Before Project, the initiative involves distributing food that is past its best before date for free. Customers are allowed to take as much food as they want and are invited to donate as much or as little as they want towards the project.
Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten.
Manager Voytek Stando, 48, said: “People just don’t think, they just throw food away because of a date on the label without even checking if its okay, when there are some places even in this country where people are starving.
“We want to start a new fashion about not wasting food that’s edible; we want to influence people’s opinions.”
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