Reducing food waste with world’s first community fridge networkJuly 21, 2017
According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme, 7.3 million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfill each year and food waste in the UK has increased 4.4 per cent since 2012. The average family wastes £470 a year by throwing away food and drink, and a further £3 billion is wasted by food sectors.
Their objective is to establish 50 community fridges across the UK, over the next twelve months redistributing perishable food that would have been thrown away to local households.
Each community fridge project is likely to consist of two fridges and a large freezer; one fridge will contain perishable food that would have been wasted from local retailers, in the local community. The other will be called an honesty fridge, which will be open to members of the public to donate their leftover food.
We think this is a great idea, and although we may not be able to manufacture a fridge to help with the project, we do have a Food Donation Unit!
Who says a donation unit can’t look good? Our bins are available as a 120 or 160 litre capacity and maintain a contemporary design to suit any environment. Adapted from our popular Box Cycle range, the transparent body makes it’s purpose easily identifiable, together with the vinyl lettering which be changed to accommodate any donation bin. We think it would it make a perfect collection point for non-perishable foods like the community fridge!
Our donation bins were originally designed for Manchester Metropolitan University in a bid to reduce unnecessary food waste, and have since become a customer favourite. More and more companies are requesting our donation unit as an attractive alternative for charity collections.
If you would like more information on our donation units, give us a call on 01226 352333 or send us an email to email@example.com