A solidary fridge – As part of a global movement
In Gothenburg, you can come across a solidary fridge – or actually, at the moment, 9 of them. The solidary fridges are part of a global grassroots movement worldwide against food waste.
The Solikyl – or the solidary fridges – aim to provide a digital and physical infrastructure to prevent good food from ending up in the trash bin. Each fridge is a point of redistribution, where food can be stored temporarily until it finds a new owner and stomach.
Food is donated from grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries and picked up by the movement’s food savers, who sort and assess if the food is suitable for eating.
Though not necessarily directly related to tourism, tourism is positioned at the consumption end of the food value chain and therefore also a strategic industry in the fight against global food waste.
Solikyl decreases food waste by redistributing food that would have otherwise been thrown out (12.3, 12.5)
Solikyl provides food that would have otherwise gone to waste to those struggle to afford it (2.1)
See more about the solidary fridges of Gothenburg here