Munich ice cream shop rescues “wasteful” overripe bananas from supermarkets

Munich ice cream shop rescues “wasteful” overripe bananas from supermarkets and turns them into vegan soft serve.

Bananas are, according to Karlstad University in Sweden, one of the most wasted fruits in stores because once they start to show brown marks or bruises, peaky consumers leave them on the shelves and the stores throw them away.

In their Munich store, Keep Banana brothers managed to reduce some of that waste by rescuing bananas and turning them into self-serve ice cream by blending them with oat milk, dates and ice. Healthy, vegan and gluten-free.

An estimated 1.4 billion metric tons of food loss and waste are generated annually — the equivalent of more than 500 calories per day for every person on earth — creating massive negative impacts on the environment and on food security.

The problems that lead to food waste need to be tackled on a systemic scale. But on a consumer level, it’s easier to nudge people in the right direction by focusing on desired behaviors: rescue food, eat more plants.

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