eNewsletter April 2018

Peterborough Environment Capital

Too good to go app

The Too Good To Go app is raising awareness of food waste by making surplus food available for collection before a store closes its breakfast, lunch or dinner service, at a fraction of the price!

Too Good To Go is a hyper-local environmental social enterprise dedicated to reducing food waste. The revolutionary concept links you with delicious food that would otherwise be thrown away at prices from as little as £2 and a maximum of £3.80 (and that’s for the second best Japanese restaurant in the country!). Through the Too Good To Go app you can order delicious food from local restaurants, cafes and bakeries, collect it up to an hour before closing time and enjoy on-the-go in an environmentally-friendly TGTG sugarcane box. 

Peterborough's first food outlet to partner with the app is EMBE2GO located at Peterborough City Market. 

To get your hands on this great deal and help save food waste at the same time, all you need to do is download the app to your smartphone and place your order. Then head off to collect your food in the designated time window, show your order confirmation, grab your food and enjoy!

The company's mission is to save food, save money and save the planet by placing the lost value back onto food as humankind’s most valuable energy resource, and not something that should just be carelessly throw in the bin. Why? Because if food waste were a country it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, whilst recovering just half of the food that is lost or wasted could feed the world alone. It’s a problem that doesn’t need to exist – and they’re determined to help solve it.

Founded in Denmark at the end of 2015 by a group of friends, Too Good To Go was soon able to grow internationally thanks to the diversity of its team. Those who had started the concept up in Scandinavia were quickly ready to take it home and in January 2016 work began on Too Good To Go UK. The team launched the app in Brighton and Leeds in June 2016 and work is well under way to roll out in the rest of the country.

As of August 2016, Too Good To Go had foundations in six different countries. In the space of barely six months they’ve helped prevent approximately over 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and provided thousands of meals that would have otherwise been discarded to those in need - currently 13,344 meals saved. 

The app is available on IOS and Android. For more information and to download the app visit: www.toogoodtogo.co.uk.

Businesses that are interested in generating more revenue whilst also doing your bit for the environment can find out more about the app on the TGTG for Businesses page.

 

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