Hungry for someone else’s leftovers? Hey, there’s an app for that! Not to sound glib, but that is just one of the latest innovative steps being taken to save food that would otherwise be wasted (besides, I could have made reference to a half-eaten sandwich locating app and called it “Grinder”). Currently, being tested in New York City, the app PareUp connects consumers with food retailers, grocers, and restaurants that have a surplus and offers it at a discounted price. That diverts it the food from otherwise going to a landfill. The businesses don’t lose money, the customers get a good deal, and everybody takes a step in the right direction when it comes to ending food waste and reducing our carbon footprint.
The movement doesn’t stop there. Restaurants are popping up throughout Europe that sell meals using recycled food and leftovers, and a sandwich shop in Chicago drastically reduced the amount of waste it produced. Sandwich Me In produced the same amount of garbage over a two year span as most restaurants create per hour!
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What are you or businesses in your community doing to reduce waste? Leave a comment and let us know!