Milan Leads Fight Against Food Waste with Ugly Fruit and Michelin-Starred Soup Kitchens

October 16th, 2016 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


By: The Guardian

On a Saturday afternoon, as soon as the market is drawing to a close, traders bring their boxes of unsold fruit and vegetables to a corner of Viale Papiniano in Milan. They are welcomed by Rebecca, a 25-year-old student who’s behind Recup, a project that distributes leftover food to people in need in the local neighbourhood. Along with 20 fellow volunteers recruited through social media, Rebecca collects and shares unsold tomatoes, cabbages and bananas from the market stands.

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