You are here

Greek crisis prompts rethink on food waste

Locals are finding ways to feed poor with unsold food from shops and restaurants that was headed for the bin

An employee of a solidary grocery packaging sugar at the district of Exarchia in Athens. Years of hardship have started to change habits in a country where official figures show a quarter of the population is at risk of poverty.


WITH little end to their economic misery in sight, Greeks are finding inventive ways to feed the poor while also fighting waste - a movement that is chipping away at traditional attitudes to food.

Three years ago, Xenia Papastavrou came up with a simple idea: take unsold...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to