An Aldi shopper has expressed her disgust after discovering huge amounts of dumped produce in the skip bins at the back of her local shop.
We’re not exactly sure why the shopper was snooping around in the bins, but we guess that’s beside the point.
The Aldi shopper shared photos of the bins filled with all kinds of food items, such as tomatoes, potatoes, fruit and bread. The items all look like they’re in pretty good edible condition, as reported in 7News.com.au.
“How about you pay attention instead to what’s going out your back dock and into the bins. Look at this!” said the shocked shopper in her post.
“Perfectly good food dumped by you EVERY SINGLE DAY. How much is that costing you?”
The post attracted lots of shocked comments and reactions at the sheer waste of food.
Aldi, however defended itself, telling 7NEWS.com.au that the supermarket “actively” donates to food rescue groups. A spokesperson said that it will only throw away food that is “inconsumable”. and only disposes of foods that are ‘inconsumable’ and pose a health risk.
Not Much Is Thrown Away!
“We have a number of processes and policies in place to ensure that very few products on our shelves end up as waste. We will only discard product from our stores should it be unsuitable for sale or donation.” the spokesperson said.
Food rescue organisations can only accept food that is still of a “high standard” and may not be able to accept foods that are “considered a high risk, such as meat, eggs and produce.”
One person suggested that the supermarket should join a food composting program so at least food unfit for eating could be recycled.
Would you be shocked if you saw food dumped in supermarket bins? How do you think retailers should handle food waste issues?