Shops sign up for waste app

An app designed to reduce food waste by letting shops alert users to cut-price food destined to be binned has been adopted by shops in South Holland.

The Too Good To Go app lets shops sign up and offer reduced food to users.

More than 20m people use the service nationally and locally, Spar shops have signed up and were on the day of writing, offering ‘The Magic Bag’ at its Pinchbeck and Long Sutton branches, promising £10 worth of food for £3.09, picking from ready meals, fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, cake and more.

The Pinchbeck branch of Morrisons also offered a ‘Magic Bag’.

Anoushka Grover from Too Good To Go explained the idea behind the app: “Too Good To Go is the world’s largest food-waste fighting app, connecting businesses with unsold food available to local consumers who purchase, collect and enjoy it.

“With one third of all food produced worldwide going to waste, contributing to eight per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the team behind Too Good To Go wanted to initiate change empowering everyone to take action against food waste.”

Anoushka reiterated that the food is always fresh. She said: “Download the free app to browse nearby eateries that have unsold food available.

“Simply pre-purchase, then collect your food during the given time window. All the food is fresh from the day, just unsold.”

So far more than 38,000 businesses sell food through the app nationally and locally there is scope for more businesses to sign up.

Anoushka explained: “Food businesses can register with Too Good To Go here:

“Once they submit this info one of our partnerships team will give them a call to finish setting up their profile and get them up and running and saving their food.”

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