Food waste fighting app ‘Too Good To Go’ has announced that it has saved one million meals in the UK since 2016 with Salford restaurants getting involved.
The app allows customers to buy ‘magic bags’ which includes a variety of food from the chosen restaurants for cheap price.
Salford restaurant ‘Barley Farm’ located in Eccles is one of many other food organisations who are involved in this environmental change movement.
The restaurant offer their own ‘magic bag’ which includes; Yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and pigs in blankets.
So far, Barley Farm has saved 250+ meals and has been involved with Too Good To Go for six months.
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Barley Farm got involved in the food waste movement after they realised how much food they used to throw out every night, Dan, General Manager at Barley Farm says: “We just used to throw out so much vegetables so we just thought we should reduce our food waste while making some use out of the vegetables too.
“This helps with people who don’t have a lot of money possibly or people who work away from home, we have a lot of people who buy essentially our leftovers to have for lunch the next day to save them going out and spending more money.”
Dan believes the app helps Greater Manchester as it reduces food waste, while also helping restaurants with that extra income.
According to the warrior app, by saving 1 million meals, ‘Too Good To Go’ have prevented 2.5 million kg of CO2 emissions, the same as that caused by burning over 2.5 million pounds of coal.
To put this into perspective, the CO2 avoided is equivalent to the amount of emissions from charging 3 million smartphones or from driving around the earth’s circumference 245 times.
According to Wrap, UK households throw away millions of tonnes of food every year. There were an estimated 7.3 million tonnes of household food waste in the UK in 2015.
Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go said “Our core mission is to inspire and empower everyone to fight food waste and we are building the movement against food waste to push for wider impact at five levels, Marketplace, Households, Businesses, Education and Politics.
Too Good To Go carried out research and found out 70% of Brits are unaware of the link between food waste and climate change, Mr Crummie says “By providing consumer and businesses with a simple, accessible and effective way to reduce food waste, we can take all steps to reduce our impact on the environment.”