Do you ever find yourself throwing away food from your fridge, party leftovers or simply items in your pantry that you no longer need and have reached their expiration date? A German website has found a solution for this food waste problem:
Earlier this year, a report came out stating that around 2 billion tons, or half the food produced in the world, is thrown away annually. In Germany, an average person throws away around 80 kilos of food per year. As a response to our culture of food wastage, a German website, foodsharing.de promotes sharing rather than throwing away, serving as a marketplace for unwanted but still edible food.
The site allows people to advertise surplus food for free, so that those who may be in need – or simply in want – can benefit. The system is set up that so that less food ends up in landfills and more on peoples’ plates. The fact that is free on both ends, both to advertise food and to receive food, emphasizes the moral duty to share unwanted goods.
Read the entire article here: http://www.psfk.com/2013/04/share-food-online.html
This is a really cool idea! I hope they expand to the USA!