ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Italian architect Carlo de Sanctis went to a friend's wedding on the outskirts of Rome two years ago, he did not expect to find himself discussing food waste.
As the party was winding down, de Sanctis and his friends ended up wondering what the waiter next to them would do with the uneaten food he had started to collect.
"We asked him what they were going do with all this leftover food and he showed us the garbage. We couldn't believe all this excellent food would simply get wasted," he said, still in disbelief.
De Sanctis felt compelled to act. With his friends, two lawyers and a web designer, he set up Equoevento, a Rome-based non-profit that collects uneaten food from events and delivers it to charities for distribution to the hungry.