The boxes, which contain 5kg of fruit and veg for just £1.50, are now available in all Lidl GB stores. Lidl’s boxes are filled with fruit and veg from stores, which have become slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated, but are still perfectly good to eat. The initiative, is designed to reduce fruit & veg waste in store, and has already eliminated 250 tonnes of food waste.
Lidl has announced that it is rolling out its ‘Too Good To Waste’ fruit and vegetable boxes across all of its stores in England, Scotland and Wales, including in Suffolk, following a successful trial.
The boxes, priced at just £1.50 for around 5kg, contain fruit and vegetables from the store shelves, which have become slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated, but are still perfectly good to eat. They are available to customers from opening until midday, at which point. Any leftover boxes will be given to local good causes through Lidl’s food redistribution programme, Feed it Back.
Through the trial, which was launched in August and gradually extended to 122 stores. Lidl has sold more than 50,000 Too Good To Waste boxes and prevented 250 tonnes of food going to waste.
The national roll-out could save thousands of tonnes of usable product from going to waste each year.
To find out more information about Lidl’s 5kg Veg box, see here.