Apps to save food waste

Sustainability and technology meet – with some guidance from Sustainable Crediton:

Save food waste with these apps

We are delighted to be letting you know about the following two food waste prevention apps that can be used to increase sustainability, but also to assist those who could benefit from free food:

OLIO

The OLIO app is community run, and allows users to upload photos of food surplus/food they are unable to use for themselves to the app. It is free to use and there is also a ‘Borrow’ function for those who wish to lend non-food items to the local community. Businesses have the opportunity to recruit volunteers to upload end-of-day surplus to the app. Collection is liaised on via the chat function of the platform, where a time and date is arranged for the receiver to collect specified items. Perhaps try downloading it to prevent any food you will not use from going to waste and provide a space for those who need it to collect and use your items. You will be able to see who has food that you may want in your local area!

Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go is a business-led app where end-of-day food is promoted for a collection-window at approximately 1/3 of the original price! Participating companies include Starbucks, Costa and CafĂ© Nero and we will be looking at the interest in having local business in Crediton participate too! You simply download the app for free, see if there are any outlets with surplus in your area, and arrange your time-specific collection to save the food from going to waste. It’s a great way for the community to get involved with sustainability but also for businesses to be more environmentally friendly.

Rhianna Skeates

sustainablecrediton.org.uk/food/waste-surplus-food/surplus-food-apps