At Too Good To Go, we dream of a planet with no food waste.
And we believe that every person can make a difference.
So how big is the problem?
Each year, UK households throw away 4.5 million tonnes of edible food, estimated to be worth £14 billion.
For families, that’s £700 per year spent on food that ends up in the bin.
You can be part of the solution.
The problem is simple: too much food is being thrown away. It happens at stores and in households, from fresh sandwiches sitting in rubbish bags behind cafes, to uneaten vegetables tipped into bins at home. It’s all delicious, made to be enjoyed - but it’s getting wasted instead.
At the same time, food waste is putting the planet under enormous strain. Entire forests are cleared to grow produce that will never be eaten, and scientists have discovered how food releases harmful greenhouse gases when it’s disposed of unsustainably.
It raises the question: why are we throwing so much of it away?
That’s the question several entrepreneurs around Europe - from Paris to Copenhagen to Leeds - were asking when, in 2016, they joined forces to create Too Good To Go.
Too Good To Go is a social impact company driving a movement against food waste. Our app is the world’s largest B2C marketplace for surplus food. The app connects users with businesses that have surplus food, so that this food can be enjoyed instead of wasted. Users get delicious meals at a great price, businesses reach new customers and recover sunk costs, and the planet has less wasted food to deal with - it’s a win-win-win.
At Too Good To Go, we believe that sustainable options should be easy and fun. They should make the planet a happier place, and they should be accessible to everyone.
We also believe that, despite how big and complicated it is, food waste is a problem we can solve together. That’s why we’re working with changemakers across society - from politicians to school children - to drive a movement that puts an end to the world’s most senseless problem.
By saving meals through Too Good To Go, you’re powering the force for change. A planet with no food waste is a better place to be. And together, we can make it happen.
Rescued 2,055,441 Magic Bags from being wasted
Saved 5,138,603 kg of CO2e
Partnered with 4,009 UK businesses in the fight against food waste
Meals saved globally
Tonnes of CO2e
Calculation source: The EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Does your business have leftover food?
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