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37 Anti-Food Waste Ideas

From Repurposed Fruit Yogurts to Local Food Donation Apps

— April 5, 2016 — Eco
From dedicated grocery chain food waste restaurants to eccentric road kill food trucks, there are plenty of inspiring, innovative food rescue initiatives from which to take inspiration.

Left-Yeovers from UK brand Yeo Valley started out as an April Fool's Joke, but quickly developed into an innovative solution that helps the brand cut down on food waste. The limited edition yogurt range is made from a mixture of fruits and juices that were rescued from being wasted needlessly.

The Instock Restaurant in Amsterdam is a great new dining concept from Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn. The food rescue restaurant concept was suggested by four retail employees, who presented the idea to the brand's board of directors and who are now overseeing the operation.
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Urban Food Rescue Initiatives
Urban Food Rescue Initiatives
This Organization is Using Restaurant Food Leftovers to Fight Hunger
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Waste-Reducing Public Refrigerators
Waste-Reducing Public Refrigerators
This Public Fridge Lets Anyone Take or Leave Leftover Food
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Potluck Planning Platforms
Potluck Planning Platforms
The Feastly Peer-to-Peer Sharing Community Organizes Dinner Parties
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Community-Supporting Fridges
Community-Supporting Fridges
This Restaurant Owner is Donating Uneaten Food to the Hungry
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Coffee Shop Food Donations
Coffee Shop Food Donations
The Starbucks FoodShare Program Donates Fresh Meals to Food Banks
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Leftover Food Charities
Leftover Food Charities
All You Can't Eat Makes Charitable Meals Out of Leftovers
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Waste-Based Menus
Waste-Based Menus
This Unusual Lunch Raised Awareness About the Issue of Food Waste
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Waste-Eliminating Catering
Waste-Eliminating Catering
The Chive Sustainable Event Design Company Focuses on Green Eats
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Non-Profit Grocery Shops
Non-Profit Grocery Shops
The Daily Table Sells Food Donated by Wholesalers
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Surplus Food Donation Apps
Surplus Food Donation Apps
The 'Spoiler Alert' App Helps Streamline Supermarket Food Donations
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Produce-Sharing Communities
Produce-Sharing Communities
AmpleHarvest.org Lets Gardeners Give to Their Neighbors in Need
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Ugly Produce Campaigns
Ugly Produce Campaigns
The Ugly Fruit & Veg Social Campaign Discourages Food Waste in America
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Waste-Reducing Recipe Sites
Waste-Reducing Recipe Sites
Sainsbury's Food Rescue Powered by Google Helps Reduce Food Waste
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Waste-Transforming Startups
Waste-Transforming Startups
Eat Limmo Created a New Plant-Based Ingredient Used in Baking
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Local Food Donation Apps
Local Food Donation Apps
The 'Olio' App Helps Independent Grocers Share Surplus Food Products
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Waste-Reducing Grocery Programs
Waste-Reducing Grocery Programs
Marks & Spencer's New Program Aims to Prevent Food Waste
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Fancy Upcycled Meals
Fancy Upcycled Meals
Through WastED, Food Scraps Are Turned into Gourmet Meals
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Upcycled Food Waste Menus
Upcycled Food Waste Menus
The 'InStock' Resaturant Creates Delicious Meals from Food Waste
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Waste-Based Menus
Waste-Based Menus
Organic Waste Uses Now Include Food Served in Restaurants Like Brothl by Joost
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Ugly Produce Delivery Services
Ugly Produce Delivery Services
The Wonky Vegetables Delivery Service Reroutes Unsightly Produce
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Repurposed Fruit Yogurts
Repurposed Fruit Yogurts
Left-Yeovers' Fruit Yogurt is Made with Produce to Reduce Food Waste
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Food Redistribution Initiatives
Food Redistribution Initiatives
Moisson Montreal's Food Recovery Program Reallocates Usable Goods
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Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
This Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Up Pest Dinners
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Waste-Reducing Mobile Discounts
Waste-Reducing Mobile Discounts
EcoBasket Hopes to Offer Perishable Food Coupons via Smartphones
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Waste-Reducing Supermarkets
Waste-Reducing Supermarkets
This Danish Supermarket Only Sells Expired Food
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Anti-Food Waste Apps
Anti-Food Waste Apps
The PareUp App Lets You Buy Excess Food From Retailers at a Low Cost
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Local Food Waste Eateries
Local Food Waste Eateries
Tiny Leaf London Makes Its Dishes from Local Leftovers in Notting Hill
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Low-Cost Boutique Grocers
Low-Cost Boutique Grocers
Daily Table Offers Healthy and Premium Food Items at Low Prices
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Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Instock Restaurant Prepares Meals with Grocery Store Leftovers
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Sustainable Urban Eateries
Sustainable Urban Eateries
This Restaurant Champions Progressive Farming and Eco-Friendly Dining
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Waste-Powered Supermarkets
Waste-Powered Supermarkets
This Sainsbury's Supermaket Will Be Powered by its Own Food Waste
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Ugly Produce Campaigns
Ugly Produce Campaigns
Intermarche Defends Oddly Shaped Vegetables & Fruits to Reduce Food Waste
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Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Lagom is Market Concept Based on Using "Just the Right Amount"
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Sustainable Supermarkets
Sustainable Supermarkets
Original Unverpackt Aims to Become Germany's First Waste-Free Supermarket
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Raw Vegan Restaurant Branding
Raw Vegan Restaurant Branding
This Example of Raw Vegan Branding Hails from Italy
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Unpackaged Food Supermarkets
Unpackaged Food Supermarkets
Original Unpacked is Lowering Food Waste by Unconventional Means
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Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
This Store Will Allow Shoppers to Buy Recipe Kits and Ingredients
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