Two cafés join ‘Too Good To Go’ food waste reduction app
To tackle the issue of food waste, Too Good To Go has a mission to sell surplus food that would otherwise go to waste at the end of the day. By partnering with restaurants, cafes, and other food establishments, the company aims to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills and contribute to a more sustainable food system.
The “magic bag” concept allows customers to purchase a bag filled with items that are typically sold by a specific vendor. These bags can include a variety of items such as sandwiches, crisps, drinks, burgers, and canned food. The app uses location services to identify participating cafes and nearby establishments, making it easy for customers to access the service.
Each bag’s contents add up to 3 times the price that the customer would usually pay, so if the contents of the bag are usually sold for £9, the price of the ‘magic bag’ on the app would be £3.
The contents of the magic bag will be a surprise to the customer as it will depend on the surplus food available on that particular day. Therefore, customers will not know what is in their bag until they collect it.
Find out more about the app here https://toogoodtogo.org/en