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The entrepreneur stopping food waste
3 months ago
The BBC's weekly The Boss series... speak(s) to Mette Lykke, co-founder of fitness tracker Endomondo, and chief executive of food waste app, Too Good To Go. Mette describes it as a "social impact" company... "At the moment, every revenue we make goes back into the business. Just growing it and expanding it to more and more countries. That's our focus." "I feel like this is just the beginning," says Mette. "It doesn't feel like we're anywhere near the goal line at all. Within the next five years, we want to have saved a billion meals."
The start-ups on a mission to reduce food waste
3 months ago
Supermarkets are also partnering with apps to help reduce waste: this winter, Morrisons is joining up with Copenhagen-based Too Good To Go, which was launched in 2015. “What I really care about . . . is that I am solving a real issue,” [Mette Lykke] says.
Are apps tackling food waste an antidote to our throwaway culture?
5 months ago
Mette [Lykke] says food waste is rooted in society's throwaway culture and the consumers' pursuit of perfect produce. Dented milk cartons and vegetables sprouting unwanted limbs rarely get a chance to make it off the shelves of a supermarket, let alone to a kitchen table. A lot of this will come down to education. Too Good To Go has an ambitious agenda to tackle food waste on four fronts: households, businesses, schools and governments.
The World Wastes Tons of Food. A Grocery ‘Happy Hour’ Is One Answer.
7 months ago
Some of the most promising food waste efforts are apps that connect food sellers to food buyers. Think Tinder, except one party in this hookup is a person and the other is an aging loaf of bread. Among the most popular is Too Good to Go, a company based in Copenhagen, with 13 million users and contracts with 25,000 restaurants and bakeries in 11 countries. Consumers pay about one-third of the sticker price for items, most of which goes to the retailer, with a small percentage paid to the app.
10 New Year's Resolutions To Help The Planet In 2019
a year ago
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
a year ago
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
a year ago
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
2 years ago
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.
The firms being creative with food destined for the bin
2 years ago
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.
Too Good To Go: the app helping London restaurants to cut food waste
4 years ago
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.