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London’s First ‘Social Supermarket’ Turns Food Waste Into Job Training

London’s First ‘Social Supermarket’ Turns Food Waste Into Job Training

Whether it is selling ugly produce to turning out-of-date food into electricty, we’ve seen plenty of ways that supermarkets can cut back on the mountains of food waste they throw out each year.

A new “social supermarket” in London is taking a different and entirely logical angle: turning food waste into affordable food. And job training and life skills too.

Community Shops are a social enterprise model that utilizes food that supermarkets can’t use—often because of short shelf-life or minor labeling errors—and sells them in a typical retail environment, but specifically on a membership-only basis to individuals who are on unemployment benefits or other forms of public assistance.

Read more: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/londons-first-social-supermarket-turns-food-waste-job-training.html#ixzz3bjho7hM2

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