Too good to go
Published: 30 Jun 2020
Reducing food waste is one of the most important things we can do to reverse global warming.
Too Good To Go has an ambitious goal: to inspire and empower everyone to fight food waste.
The problem is simple: too much food is being thrown away. It happens at stores and in households, from fresh sandwiches sitting in rubbish bags behind cafes, to uneaten vegetables tipped into bins at home. It's all delicious, made to be enjoyed - but it's getting wasted instead.
At the same time, food waste is putting the planet under enormous strain. Entire forests are cleared to grow produce that will never be eaten, and scientists have discovered how food releases harmful greenhouse gases when it's disposed of unsustainably.
It raises the question: why are we throwing so much of it away?
That's the question several entrepreneurs around Europe - from Paris to Copenhagen to Leeds - were asking when, in 2016, they joined forces to create Too Good To Go.
Too Good To Go is a social impact company driving a movement against food waste. Our app is the world's largest B2C marketplace for surplus food. The app connects users with businesses that have surplus food, so that this food can be enjoyed instead of wasted. Users get delicious meals at a great price, businesses reach new customers and recover sunk costs, and the planet has less wasted food to deal with - it's a win-win-win.
At Too Good To Go, we believe that sustainable options should be easy and fun. They should make the planet a happier place, and they should be accessible to everyone.
We also believe that, despite how big and complicated it is, food waste is a problem we can solve together. That's why we're working with changemakers across society - from politicians to school children - to drive a movement that puts an end to the world's most senseless problem.
By saving meals through Too Good To Go, you're powering the force for change. A planet with no food waste is a better place to be. And together, we can make it happen.
Since 2016, the Too Good To Go has
Rescued 1,956,907 Magic Bags from being wasted
Saved 4,892,268 kg of CO2e
Partnered with 3,891 UK businesses in the fight against food waste
For further information, please visit https://toogoodtogo.co.uk/en-gb/about-us