Too Good To Go saves 10,000 meals from landfill
The team at Too Good To Go are delighted to announce that over 10,000 meals have been saved thanks to the enterprise’s innovative anti-food waste app.
This impressive number has been reached in just five months since the app launched in June, and comes at an exciting time for the company who recently ran a successful crowdfunding campaign and launched in their seventh city, Manchester.
Most importantly, however, this number signifies the impact of the app on avoidable food waste which currently stands at 600,000 tonnes a year in the Hospitality and Food Service industry alone, according to research conducted by WRAP in 2015.
Co-Founder of Too Good To Go, Jamie Crummie said: “We’re really excited to have achieved what is, for us, a landmark figure for our organisation. When looking at the damning figures in relation to food waste, 10,000 meals might not seem a lot, but for us here at Too Good To Go it shows the tangible difference that we, our partner restaurants, and our waste-conscious users, can make to this endemic problem in the UK. It makes us feel even more positive about the work we’re doing and the change that we have the potential to make.”
TGTG connects restaurants, cafes, bakeries and other eateries with surplus food to customers who can pre-order it for collection before they close at up to a 90% discount. Restaurants make portions of surplus food available via the app, after which TGTG customers can then make a purchase, obtain a digital receipt, and redeem it at the restaurant during the designated pick-up time.
The app is available to download for free on iOS and Android now.