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The world’s most expensive doggy bag
In Germany, nearly 11 tons of food is thrown away every year. A restaurant in Hamburg has decided to tackle this problem in their very own way by putting a sign on tables informing visitors that they will pay a fine for their unfinished meal (€1 per 50 grams).
Why it matters
In times where a considerable proportion of the global population suffers from hunger or malnutrition, is this is a good way of reminding people of their actions? Is imposing a fine enough to make us more conscious of our disposable and wasteful ways?
Although characteristically an American diner, inspired by NYC’s big yellow taxi, the concept is 100% Lebanese and comes fully-loaded with comfort food and entertainment. Set up over three floors, the diner boasts a cinema station, a multimedia kids corner and, naturally, a large dining area with a full service bar offering fresh fruit cocktails and shakes. With over 45 LCD screens, the outlet is equipped to host the biggest sports events of the year.
With the Peter-und-Paul farm in Southern Germany, the farmers market concept is taken to a new level. The farm sells its products including fresh milk, meat and more, via vending machines located within a radius of 20km from the farm. Consumers are increasingly enjoying the service – they get convenience, freshness and get to support the local economy whenever is convenient for them.