Saarland supermarket for the federal award “Too good for the bin!” nominated

“Rettermarkt Radish” nominated for the federal award “Too good for the bin!”

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture has been marking projects with the since 2016 Price “Too good for the bin!” that help reduce food waste. The Ministry awards sponsorship prizes for a total value of 15,000 euros. this year they are 17 projects in it five categories Nominated “Agriculture and Production”, “Commerce”, “Gastronomy”, “Society and Education” and “Digitalization”. Among the nominees this time is also a Saar company. that’s how it is Grocery store “Rettermarkt Rettich” (locations in Saarbrücken and Saarlouis) was ranked among the three most outstanding projects in the “Commerce” category.

The winners will be announced at the end of September.

the Winners of the contest “Too Good for the Trash!” according to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture End of September/beginning of October as part of the campaign week “Germany saves food!” (from September 29 to October 6, 2022) chosen one will be.

“An independent jury evaluates submissions based on topical accuracy, creativity/innovation, engagement, role model effect, and reproducibility. Successes that have already been achieved and existing networks are also included in the evaluation,” says the ministry’s website. More information about the award can be found at: “Federal Award: Too Good for the Trash.”

Information on the “Rettermarkt Radish” in Saarbrücken and Saarlouis

It has been around since August 2020. “Radish from Rettermarkt” at Cecilienstrasse in Saarbrücken. The second branch of the founder Fabienne Ebertz followed almost six months ago in Saarlouis. For example, the two stores offer food that regional producers cannot sell to other markets because they do not meet their standards.

Saar company wants to curb food waste

For example, if the fruits or vegetables are too “bulky” or if the eggs do not correspond to the usual standard sizes of supermarket chains, they often do not even reach the market. Although these foods are perfectly fine, they often end up in the trash. Against this food waste would like “Radish from Rettermarkt” posted by the company better use of regional resources. So they offer Shops in Saarbrücken and Saarlouis just these discarded foods. Also, there are often products whose expiration dates are almost past their expiration date or have already expired (but are still completely fine). For the benefit of the final consumer, the goods are offered at lower prices. A model for success, one thing Win-win situation for regional food producers and consumers it equally creates and at the same time curbs food waste.

Sources used:
– own reports
– Information from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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