Birmingham has become the latest city where restaurants can minimise food waste by working with the Too Good To Go social enterprise app.
The app, which was created in Denmark and launched in Brighton and Leeds in June, allows restaurants to sell food that would otherwise be thrown away at prices from as little as £2 and a maximum of £3.80, even if the meals are sold from the very finest restaurants in the country.
Restaurants make food available on the Too Good To Go app and website that is ordered by the public and collected up to an hour before closing time.
“Our 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,” the company states.
In its first six months, Too Good To Go has set up in six different countries and claims to have prevented approximately 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and provided thousands of meals that would have otherwise been discarded to those in need.