One Person’s Trash Is Another’s … Food

The next time you come out of a restaurant with a doggy bag, think of, an organization whose mission is simple: to get people to place unwanted leftovers on top of the nearest trash can so that the food can be picked up by someone less fortunate (and more hungry). It’s not a new notion—many of us in the CHOW office have been doing this for years—Replate just encourages us to spread the word by offering free stickers, posters, and digital images as a way to guerrilla-market the idea. The USDA warns against leaving food out because the heat exposure promotes bacterial development, but we can’t see the inside of a trash can being any more sterile.

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