Published: 13th Sep 2017

Community fridges enable people to come together to cut down on food waste, as Trewin Restorick, founder of Hubbub, explains Community fridges are public spaces where organisations and households can make perishable food that would have been wasted available to the local community. They are social spaces which help to reduce food waste, build trust locally and normalise the sharing of foods and other household items. The idea originated in Germany and fridges can be found in other countries including Spain and India. It is Hubbub’s ambition to support 50 community fridges in the UK in the next 12 months. Here are the five steps that we are taking to deliver our ambition. 1) Proving the concept There was scepticism about the idea when we first raised it. Surely the fridge would be vandalised, the trust system would be abused, people wouldn’t use it – what about health and safety? … (To read the full article, subscribe below)