Activists are rising up against food waste with the creation of pop-up restaurants sourced with foods destined for the bin. – shutterstock/AFP
Salvage Supperclub saves foods destined for the trash heap and cooks up a new dining experience.
In line with the growing movement to reduce waste and rethink the value of food worldwide, a supper club in Brooklyn is hosting monthly dinners created from old, ugly, overripe fruits and vegetables that would have otherwise been destined for the dumpster.
The Salvage Supperclub is the latest dining experience created to underscore the importance of reducing food waste in the developed world.
Dreamed up by a design and social innovation student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, 16 guests sign up to voluntarily dine inside a retrofitted dumpster and tuck into a multi-course meal made with ingredients like overripe bananas, warty, ugly carrots and old eggplants – all foods that may be past their prime, but are still completely edible.
Foods are donated and salvaged from local farmer’s markets and bakeries and would have otherwise been thrown out.