The Beste-Reste-Box consists of water and fat-resistant FSC-certified kraft paper, and can transport 1,350 millilitres of leftovers. Photo: BMEL

The Beste-Reste-Box consists of water and fat-resistant FSC-certified kraft paper, and can transport 1,350 millilitres of leftovers. Photo: BMEL

Best Rests

Packed for enjoyment later — with a clear conscience

Children are not the only ones that are often unable to clean their plate. Seniors are also usually hard pressed to eat everything on the sometimes heavily laden plates served in restaurants.

Children are not the only ones that are often unable to clean their plate. Seniors are also usually hard pressed to eat everything on the sometimes heavily laden plates served in restaurants. Instead of discarding the leftovers, why not take them home? Photo: Robert Kneschke/fotalia.com

One-third of the world’s food goes to waste

Metro has been selling the Beste-Reste-Box since late August 2016. Photo: BMEL

Metro has been selling the Beste-Reste-Box since late August 2016. Photo: BMEL

Taking it home - well packed

“Adieu doggy bag — hello to complete enjoyment for people.” With this message, German Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, promotes the Beste-Reste-Box for restaurant or catering leftovers. Pho

“Adieu doggy bag — hello to complete enjoyment for people.” With this message, German Minister of Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, promotes the Beste-Reste-Box for restaurant or catering leftovers. Photo: BMEL

Happy End

In German restaurants, commercial kitchens and event catering alone, 20 kilograms of food per year and guest are lost. Photo: BMEL

In German restaurants, commercial kitchens and event catering alone, 20 kilograms of food per year and guest are lost. Reason enough for star chef Christian Rach — well known as a TV restaurant reviewer — to promote the sustainable leftover box. Photo: BMEL

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