They put on an event on the Gutenbergplatz on Friday, serving 3500 really good meals cooked by 5 really good chefs from really good food.
That had been thrown out and retrieved by some creative dumpster-diving.
(I read somewhere that Vienna throws out enough bread to feed the next biggest city in Austria….)
The waste starts at the farm when the farmer sorts out the cosmetically imperfect before delivering to the supermarket which takes a look at it and says “Well, THAT doesn’t meet our standard”. The stuff that gets as far as this then has a couple of days to be sold before it’s disposed of and then the consumer who goes shopping when he/she’s hungry buys more than the family can consume.
They’re talking to the converted at our place – peelings go on the compost heap, we freeze leftovers and our trash-can gets put out every 2 or 3 months.
Now, if THAT doesn’t get me Business Class on Pearly Gate Airlines, I don’t know what will….