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HOUSE COVERED IN VEGETABLES TO DRAW ATTENTION TO FOOD WASTE IN LONDON

We’ve all been guilty of leaving leftovers in the fridge a little too long and having to chuck them out. However, we don’t usually get to see the actual impact of this. To change this, food waste campaigners Small Change, Big Difference launched a stunt called ‘House of Food Waste’, covering a house in London with 3.75 tonnes of food to highlight the capital’s food waste problem. The food on display represents the amount thrown away by 14 households each year – a fraction of the 910,000 tonnes thrown away across London.

Physically illustrating the sheer amount of food waste produced by only 14 households is a great way to highlight the very topical issues surrounding sustainability, waste and recycling. While it could have generated a larger impact and conversation by being placed somewhere with higher foot traffic, any cause that supports educating people on sustainable choices is something that we can get behind – bonus points to the charity for donating all of the food from the display to a local food bank once it was complete!

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