New and free to download app Olio stops surplus food going into the bin
More than 120,000 items of food have been shared rather than binned since an app to tackle food waste launched this summer.
Households are responsible for half of all food waste in the UK, binning more than £12.5billion of edible food a year, at a cost of £700 to the average family.
Co-founder Tessa Cook, previously managing director of payday loans giant Wonga, said: ‘I’m a farmer’s daughter. I was bought up to understand how much work goes into producing all of this food.
'The inspiration for Olio came a year and a half ago when I was moving country and found myself with some good food I... read more
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