Wastage is not nearly so significant in food stores but concentrated and can be easily handled by food banks and that obviously needs to be mandated by governments as is now been done.
However mandating fridges for larger restaurants is highly indicated and these can then be cleaned out each day by a pick up service from shelters as well where manpower exists to reprocess such.
These are common sense solutions to getting food waste into immediate circulation. Best is that those who are hungry will be supplied.
“Just imagine being in the situation where you should be asleep but you feel too hungry and you have to go out to find food,” she told the Independent. “It was very sad.” The experience was an eye-opener for Pauline. She realized just how much we waste food in society — including her own business. In response, she decided to place a refrigerator in front of her restaurant.
“I have been shopping in the organic stores for the last 7 years and couldn’t understand, why there is always so much packaging and waste. I thought that packaging food also makes it more expensive to the customer. Also, the idea is fun – I just bought a bottle of lotion and shampoo and I think it would be fun to come back and refill. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time.”
“This is not a new concept; it’s the way that many of our grandparents shopped. They would take a jar to the corner store to have it filled with however much of a particular ingredient they needed or could afford. While we enjoy a much greater selection of food than previous generations did, it is unfortunate that we’ve moved so far away from the bulk shopping model and the acceptance of reusable containers in stores.”
“Stores like day by day show that the trend may be changing. Hopefully North America will take a lesson from Europe’s more forward-thinking grocery models and start realizing that there is another way to shop that doesn’t involve vast quantities of plastic packaging waste.”
“The next step is to ask the president, François Hollande, to put pressure on Jean-Claude Juncker and to extend this law to the whole of the EU. This battle is only just beginning. We now have to fight food waste in restaurants, bakeries, school canteens and company canteens.”