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Launching the Community Fridge network

Pioneered in London by the People’s Fridge in Brixton (see Jellied Eel issue 54), these are communal chillers where people and businesses can reduce waste by sharing surplus food with other members of the local community.

The average UK family wastes £470 a year by throwing away food and drink which could have been eaten, and a further £3 billion is wasted along the food chain. People and businesses are increasingly aware of this, and no one likes to waste food. But as the green NGO Hubbub points out, there are few easy ways for people or businesses to get food near its 'sell by' date to others. Which is why Hubbub is launching the Community Fridge Network, which hopes to create a flourishing community of safe and effectively run fridges to re-distribute surplus food across the UK. Find out more about the Network and where the first fridges are located here.
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Published 21 Jul 2017

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