Visit West, the DMO for Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire has announced a partnership with Too Good To Go to help businesses in the region fight food waste and become more sustainable.
The Too Good To Go app was launched in 2016 to combat waste within the food industry, allowing customers to buy and collect surplus fresh food from cafes, restaurants, shops and manufacturers that would otherwise go to waste due to not being sold.
Customers do not know exactly what is in the order until it’s picked up, but the contents are guaranteed to be worth at least three times what they pay through the app. Over 16,000 businesses across the UK have already signed up, including one in three food and drink businesses in Bristol.
Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism at Visit West said, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Too Good To Go. Reducing food waste is critical for businesses and the planet, so it is important for us to support initiatives such as this. Too Good To Go helps businesses to reduce food waste, recover costs and find new customers, supporting sustainability across retail and hospitality.”
Paschalis Loucaides, UK Managing Director of Too Good To Go said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Visit West to help even more hospitality and food businesses in the local area food waste. If we’re to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change, reducing food waste is the number one action we can take. I can’t wait to see the impact we can make together through this fantastic collaboration.”