Lidl tackles food waste with bumper fruit and veg box for £1.50

The Forres branch of Lidl has joined stores across the country to offer a box of fruit and veg that’s ‘too good to waste’ for just £1.50.

The discount supermarket chain recently trialled a scheme where it put slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated fruit and veg in a box and on the shelves at £1.50 instead of throwing it out.

After proving popular, Lidl has officially launched the ‘Too Good to Waste’ scheme today (28 March).

A spokesman said: “At just £1.50, the boxes contain approximately 5kg of fruit and vegetables from our store shelves.

“They are put together daily by our dedicated in-store Freshness Specialists, and are available to customers from opening until midday, at which point, any leftover boxes are given to local good causes through our surplus food redistribution programme, Feed it Back.”

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