More than 79 tonnes of food is thrown away every second in the worldThat is, more than 2,500 million tons per year. According to the FAO, about 8 million tons of food goes into the trash every year in Spain alone. To tackle this situation and offer a solution emerged Too Good To Go, the largest app fighting food waste in the world.
too good to go mission Is Motivate and empower the entire community to act together against food waste, It does this through an app in which it connects people to thousands of restaurants, supermarkets and food stores of all kinds that sell surprise packs with a daily surplus of food at low prices. In this way, it is achieved that all the food sold in the establishments at the end of the day can be saved and consumed, thus avoiding its wastage and its impact on the social, economic and environmental level.
co responsible have interviewed Victoria Albina, Head of Institutional Relations and Public Affairs for Too Good to Go in Spain and Portugal.
how did the idea come
got an idea During a buffet in Denmark in 2016 In which a group of friends observed that at the end of service the waiters threw away all the uneaten food. It was then that he decided that something had to be done: he created this mobile app which today is successfully present in 17 countries (in Europe, the United States and Canada) and has a community of over 70 million users and more. 134,000 establishments joined the initiative. “The participation of people is increasing and 3 surprise food packs are already being saved in the app every second. Thanks to the whole community, they are already saved Over 200 million packaged food globally that is not wasted in the end”Commentary on Too Good to Go.
Too Good to Go landed in Spain in September 2018. 12,000 tonnes of food and more than 22,500 tonnes of CO2eq”, he explains to the company.
Certified as a BCorp company, Too Good To Go was born to reduce food waste and its consequences including the environment, “Food waste is responsible for up to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. For this reason, every pack saved or every meal not wasted makes a difference, as it not only saves money, but also cares for the planet The challenge is to ensure that the food produced is equal to the food consumed, while minimizing the environmental impact”, he adds.
Application is available Free For iOS and Android. as you enter, Users can browse establishments near them to save on their favorite Food Surprise Packs at a third of the original price, which ranges from 2 to 5 euros. The contents of these packs are always a surprise, as it depends on the surplus that is there each day. “Definitely, they are products suitable for consumption, fresh, that have been made on the same day or that are close to reaching their consumption date, and not simply sold during the day,” he explains to the company. While purchasing their pack, the user makes the payment through the application and all they need to do is collect it from the establishment at the specified time.
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