SUPERMARKET chain Morrisons is launching a one kilogram Too Good to Waste box to sell fruit and veg that are at the end of their shelf life but are perfectly good to eat.

The boxes will be on sale for £1 in every Morrisons nationwide and are designed to offer customers more of their five-a-day intake on a budget.

Each piece has been ‘condition checked’ by a Morrisons greengrocer to ensure that they are still of good eating quality.

The box could include a wide assortment of fresh fruit, salad and vegetables.

Each Morrisons store stocks a minimum of more than 75 varieties of fruit, more than 80 sorts of vegetables and more than 50 types of salad – which could all appear in the box.

The move means that customers can sample more unusual produce at a lower price or even products they may not have tried before.

Drew Kirk, fruit and veg director at Morrisons, said: “We’ve listened to our customers who said they don’t want to see good food going to waste.

"So we’ve created these boxes and every day we’ll fill them with a wide selection of produce at risk of being thrown away.

"Because produce may be unusual and varied, customers can also try some new and exciting dishes at home without having to spend a fortune.”

The boxes form part of Morrisons ongoing campaign against food waste.

The supermarket also buys whole crops from farmers and has launched nearly 40 Wonky varieties of fruit and vegetables.

More than 400 Morrisons stores also donate surplus unsold food to a network of 459 local community groups on a weekly basis.

The Too Good to Waste fruit, salad and veg box will be available in the greengrocery aisle for £1 with each box filled to a minimum of one kilogram.