Nothing Wasted: Community Fridges Do it Right

Posted on 08/14/2015 by Left Coast
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/13/431960054/to-cut-food-waste-spains-solidarity-fridge-supplies-endless-leftovers

Imagine every time you opened your fridge it was magically restocked with all kinds of delicious foods that you didn’t have to pay a cent for. The people of Galdakao have created Spain’s first “Solidarity Fridge” – a fridge where restaurants and others can drop off perfectly good unused or leftover food.

One of the initiative’s organizers Alvaro Saiz told the Guardian, “This isn’t charity. It’s about making use of food that would otherwise end up in the bin…it doesn’t matter who takes it – Julio Iglesias could stop by and take the food – at the end of the day it’s about recovering the value of food products and fighting against waste.”

We’re always inspired when people, imagination and sustainability come together for positive change. And the sharing economy doesn’t end with food. The “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” movement continues to pick up steam. Today there are communities where you can share anything from vehicles, to books, to office space.

Learn more about the Solidarity Fridge story on NPR. Spread the word.

Featured image credit NPR.

 

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