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10 New Year's Resolutions To Help The Planet In 2019
2018-12-29 00:00:00
When you’re in the late night, early start grind, takeaway food ends up as a lifeline. But with all of the plastic packaging involved, it’s not the most eco route – “320 million perfectly edible meals are also thrown away each year by UK food venues,” according to Jamie Crummie, UK co-founder of Too Good To Go, an app which lets you buy food that hasn’t sold at restaurants on any particular day at reduced prices.
Revealed: 9 ways to save money and the planet this Christmas
2018-12-05 00:00:00
Approximately 2 million turkeys, 74 million mince pies and 17.2 million Brussel sprouts are thrown out each year during the festive period. Planning your meals and buying loose food that doesn’t come in plastic packaging can help you cut down on your food bill and carbon footprint, too. You could also save money by using food apps such as Too Good To Go.
UK restaurants and cafes bin 320m fresh meals a year, data shows
2018-10-16 00:00:00
Almost 900,000 perfectly edible, freshly prepared meals end up in the bin in the UK every day, new figures reveal, because they haven’t been sold in time by restaurants and cafes. This means that more than 320m meals are thrown away by British food establishments every year – enough meals for everyone in the UK five times over, according to food waste app Too Good To Go.
Stopping the rot: Meet the waste warriors
2018-03-13 00:00:00
If fresh food at shops, cafes, restaurants and street stalls isn't sold, what happens to it? Some donate uneaten sandwiches and the like to charities - but the greater proportion is thrown in the bin. Enter a pair of millennials and their smartphones.
Can the crisis of food waste be solved with an iPhone app - or is Too Good To Go too good to be true?
2018-02-12 00:00:00
Can an iPhone App help London get cheap eats - and help reduce the tragedy of food waste? Platform capitalism has delivered cheaper cabs, cheaper places to crash and cheaper stuff. But it is often driven by venture capitalism and has a steep social cost. But not always. So is 'Too Good To Go' too good to be true? SASHA DOVZHYK, a PhD student surviving in London, investigates.
The firms being creative with food destined for the bin
2017-11-24 00:00:00
Others are taking a different approach to tackling the problem, such as Danish tech company Too Good To Go. It is one of a number of new apps that allow customers to buy unsold food from local restaurants, cafes and bakeries for knockdown prices. The firm works with more than 6,000 food businesses including Yo! Sushi and Exmouth Coffee Company, and operates in six countries including the UK, Switzerland and Germany.
The best free phone apps to use if you’re a fresher
2017-10-02 00:00:00
Freshers’ Week may be all over for most, but the excitement of your first year at University is only just beginning. As you settle into lectures, living in halls, cooking for yourself and budgeting money, it can all be a bit overwhelming; but there are plenty of ways to make life a little bit easier.
Tackling food waste around the world: our top 10 apps
2017-02-06 00:00:00
Too Good To Go finds a home for unsold food from vendors and restaurants before they shut down for the day. Customers can browse through current offerings and pay via the app. To collect the food, they just need to show their receipt.
The firms making meals from the bin
2016-11-30 00:00:00
Chris Wilson, co-founder of the Too Good To Go app, was driven by a similar desire to tackle the waste in the restaurant industry. The app, which first launched in Denmark, lets people buy food from restaurants at a discount - food that otherwise would have been thrown away. Since its UK launch in June, the social enterprise has secured deals with around 200 restaurants in eight cities.
Too Good To Go: the app helping London restaurants to cut food waste
2016-10-03 00:00:00
Launched in June, Too Good To Go is a smart response to the 210,000 tonnes of food thrown away annually by UK restaurants and could, if adopted widely, change how the industry deals with unsold meals.