Posted on March 10, 2023 by Cate Vegas
Too Good To Go is a mobile app that helps eliminate food waste by connecting users with local restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and other food establishments that have surplus food at the end of the day. Often this food cannot be donated or there are transportation/ licensing/ other issues that prevent donation. The app allows users to purchase unsold food at a discounted price, which would otherwise go to waste. The result? A Win-Win, with business owners able to still recoup some money for their product, users able to afford items they might not otherwise try, and of course everyone benefits because food is diverted from the garbage.
Food waste is a common problem, with a full 1/3 of all food being wasted. As consumers, we often think of it as ‘cash in the trash’, but businesses also lose money when food doesn’t sell: $1.2 trillion worth of food is wasted every year.
Cultivating, packaging, transporting and selling food all give off greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions are all for nothing and wasted themselves if no one eats the food and it’s put into the garbage.
Here are some ways in which Too Good To Go helps to eliminate food waste:
Four easy steps and you can take home a bag of food at a massive discount today!
I’ve tried bags from five businesses so far, with costs ranging from $3.99-$5.99 per bag. Every single time I’ve walked away feeling I got an amazing value. A $4.99 bag from a local coffee shop, for instance, contained a full veggie burrito, a veggie croissant, a muffin, and a cookie.
Overall, Too Good To Go is a great app that gives me a lot of hope that technology can help solve some of the problems we face today in our societies.
Category: Conscious Brands, Food Waste, Technology for Good, Zero WasteTags: recommended, socially conscious
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