This Cafe plans to eliminate waste with a new idea!
The Real Junk Food Project is a chain of cafes that allows customers to pay whatever they want, for well-prepared food that would have otherwise been sent to the landfill. The company actually intercepts food that is edible, but for various reasons was discarded by other places and would have went to waste.
This allows them to provide the food without a set price, allowing customers to pay whatever they think the meal is worth, or whatever they can afford. The company is based out of the UK, where founder Adam Smith started the first cafe in December of 2013.
Just a few short years later there are now 47 similar cafes worldwide. There are even now locations as far as Warsaw and Los Angeles, Brazil, and Zurich.
“It is bringing people from different demographics together that doesn’t involve money. People are opening Junk Food Projects because they have had enough of what is going on in society and care about what is happening to other human beings. It is a revolution,” Smith told the Independent.
“We regularly take food from supermarket bins if we have to. We watch them throw it away, then we go and take it back out again 10 minutes later. Over 90% of the goods are perfectly fine,” Smith said.
“Supermarkets are a pain in the arse. They do not want anything to do with us. Many look down on us, I’ve had one manager of one well-known supermarket even spit in my face. We are breaking the law in their eyes. But we want to fight the law and take the fight to the general public,” he added.
Smith hopes that his idea will change make food markets more sustainable in the future, and with so many stores opening so quickly, it seems that he is on the right track.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.