Lidl is trialling a 5kg box of past-its-best fruit and veg, which could save up to 10,000 tonnes of food waste a year. One writer uses it to make a meal for four
The discount grocer Lidl has launched a pilot scheme to combat in-store food waste. In 122 shops across the country, the retailerâ€™s self-titled freshness specialists â€“ yes, really â€“ are putting together 5kg boxes of fruit and veg that is no longer at its prime but still perfectly edible â€“ on sale for only Â£1.50.
I picked one up from my local branch â€“ they are in a crate positioned past the checkout point, but handily next to the charity boxes. The store opens at 8am. I arrived before 9am, and mine was the last box.
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