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Woodberry Down ‘community fridge’ opens its door to tackle food waste

PUBLISHED: 13:40 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:28 13 September 2017

Members of the community with Tessa Tricks, creative partner at Hubbub, and Carolina Correia deputy CEO of the Manor House development trust. Picture: Polly Hancock

Members of the community with Tessa Tricks, creative partner at Hubbub, and Carolina Correia deputy CEO of the Manor House development trust. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Hackney’s first food-waste tackling “community fridge” opened its door in Woodberry Down on Saturday.

Mayor of Hackney Phil Glanville with Tessa Tricks and Carolina Correia. Picture: Polly HancockMayor of Hackney Phil Glanville with Tessa Tricks and Carolina Correia. Picture: Polly Hancock

Launched by environmental charity Hubbub UK and firm Bosch, the fridge at Redmond Community Centre will be open every day to anyone who wants to donate surplus food – or help themselves to anyone else’s.

Carolina Correia, project manager at the Manor House Development Trust, which runs the centre said: “We are really excited to open a community fridge and continue our efforts to tackle food waste in the local area.

“Together with our community food waste meals, we believe the community fridge will be a great addition for local people!”

The centre is calling on all food businesses in Hackney to donate their surplus food to the fridge. Some £13 billion of food is thrown away each year by households and a further £3 billion worth is wasted by the hospitality and food service sector.

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