Thursday, August 11, 2016

Waste money if you must, but not society's resources

 Minu Pauline owns a restaurant in Kochi, India. She always has leftovers at the end of the day, and she often notices hungry people rummaging through bins outside for food. So she had a good idea. She put a fridge outside to feed people in need.

Restaurant patrons and staff both put unwanted food in the fridge. It's unlocked 24/7 and anyone can take food from it, no questions asked. Pauline herself leaves about 75 portions in the fridge each day. "Money is yours," she says, "but resources belong to society. If you're wasting your money, it's your money, but don't waste the resources, don't waste food."

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