Too Good To Go is a fantastic service dedicated to fighting food waste across the globe, it does this by connecting customers to various food outlets where they can sell their surplus food directly to them at a substantial discount to what it might be priced ordinarily, meaning less waste on their part and considerable savings on yours.
Too Go To Go is available at a considerable number of outlets, including Costa, Greggs, Morrisons, Tim Hortons, Starbucks and Krispy Kreme just to name a few. I can personally attest to how good the Greggs Magic Boxes are.
It’s also really easy, you just download the app, which is available for iOS and Android, check which stores in your area have items available and then you book a slot to collect. About the only issue I can find is that you don’t get to select what you get, but considering all the positives it’s well worth it.
Beyond getting a great deal on good food from dozens of different establishments, it’s a very sound ethical choice because food waste is a leading problem, according to the Waste and Resources Action programme or WRAP, the UK alone produced around 9.5 million tonnes of food waste in 2018, with an estimated 70% of that being intended to be consumed by people.
According to Action Against Hunger, globally, almost one in ten people do not have enough to eat, meaning nearly 3.1 billion people cannot afford a healthy, nutritious diet. Organisations like Too Good to Go are therefore vital in helping to curb food waste by ensuring a way for all of the unused product to go to people who need it.
This doesn’t just impact food waste directly, but also has the added benefit of helping the environment, according to the World Wildlife Fund or WWF, food waste is the cause of between 6% to 8% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, and cutting out food waste in just the US alone would be like the equivalent to taking 32.6 million cars off the streets.
So the cumulative good benefits of cutting down on food waste are clear so why not sign up to Too Good To Go and be a part of the approximately 9.5 million users who want to be part of the solution.
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