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Old phone booth for food rescue

There is a phone booth in the old town of Coburg (Germany) where rescued food is available for the taking.

Everyone has access to the yellow telephone booth in Coburg's old town. This functions as a so-called "fair divider" of Foodsharing, an organization that rescues food that is still edible and deposits it in publicly accessible places. People who can use it can anonymously take out the rescued food there.

Volunteer food rescue

Through the Foodsharing website, interested people can register and see where to pick up which food, as there are several fair distributors in the city. Foodsharing volunteers next to receive food donations from supermarkets, markets and restaurants and check them for edibility before they end up in the fair dividers. The phone booth on Metzgerstraße in Coburg is located in front of the Diakonie office and is open continuously. Most of the time, you can find bread and baked goods there.

Ebay purchase

In cooperation with the Diakonie and the city of Coburg, Foodsharing had purchased the former phone booth on Ebay and restored it. According to those responsible, it took about a year until it was ready for use.

The world's population may top 10 billion people by 2050, and with more people come more demand for things like food, clothing, travel, housing, and other goals. A growing number of individuals struggle to achieve their basic necessities, and two to three billion new urban consumers and young people will rely heavily on social media for their news. Our lifestyle choices are endangering the environment in a world where resources are few and biodiversity loss and climate change are serious threats. We must take specific action.

Understanding how our lifestyle choices affect the environment and figuring out ways for everyone to live better, lighter lives are two key components of sustainable living. A "people lens" approach to sustainability is novel, highly advantageous, and contemporary. The Sustainable Development Goals include sustainable living and lifestyles for the first time (4 Education and 12.8 Responsible Consumption).


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