6 Mobile Apps that fight Food Waste, and can Save you Cash!

Food waste is a huge problem across the globe. Also in The Netherlands. Did you know we throw away around 45 kilo’s of food per person, each year? That’s such a waste! These apps fight food waste, plus it’s such a great way to save money!

Food Waste; the numbers
Most of the time, it’s because we don’t use all the groceries we’ve bought, but we also throw away a lot of cooked food, simply because we can’t finish it all. In the meantime, around 800 million people suffer from chronic undernourishment. (reported by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization). And we haven’t even talked about the restaurants. It’s estimated that 10% of the already produced food in restaurants ends up in the trash instead of hungry mouths. Crazy but true; 40% of all the produced food in the US is wasted, and 30,8% of all food purchased in the UK is thrown away.

If we stop wasting food, it would be the equivalent of taking 1 out of 4 cars off the road.

But there is a solution! (we like solutions, not just mentioning the problems) These 5 apps are fighting food waste, and it’s so easy to participate! We’ve included Worldwide apps, so you can pick the most suitable for your needs.

1. Too Good To Go
This app launched in 2016 already, but is growing fast this year. In 2017, they saved more than 2 million meals, which is pretty impressive! Good too go is active in 7 European countries, including Amsterdam. The app is available on IOS and Android. Download it here!

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Source: TooGoodToGo

2. NoFoodWasted
This company based in the Netherlands is mainly collaborating with supermarkets, restaurants and bakeries. How it works: Download the app and select a date when you want NoFoodWasted to keep you up to date with supermarkets that offers products/groceries at a discounted price. (when the best before date is due) This way, you can create your grocery list with discounted prices, and you help the supermarket get rid of their perfectly good food that would normally disappear in the trashcan. www.nofoodwasted.com

3. ResQ
Every meal purchased via ResQ is one less meal thrown away, helping our urban communities to waste less and be more sustainable. Their mission? To reduce food waste to zero at restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores. The company started in Finland but is now active in several cities around the world. Whenever you open the ResQ app, you will see affordable quality food easily on a map and on a list. The offering consists of meals, ready-to-eat snacks, and massive grocery bags that usually have a 50% discount on regular prices. www.resq-club.com

4. Olio
Founded by UK resident Tessa Cook, this app is huge in the UK! OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. www.olioex.com

Olio
Source: Olio

5. Food For All
Their formula is simpel; customers buy food at a discount and companies gain revenue and save food from going in the trash. The app can be used in both Boston and New York. www.foodforall.com

6. Feedie
Do you always take photo’s of your food and are you based in the US or South Africa? This app is for you! Feedie is a mobile app that transforms the passion for sharing food photos into sharing actual food with children in need, served by The Lunchbox Fund. Simply said; Every time a photograph of food is taken at a participating Feedie restaurant, the restaurant donates 25 cents, the cost of a meal for a child. Briljant! www.ffwd.org


In Stock
In Stock creates the most amazing meals from otherwise, wasted food

Also worth mentioning 

In Stock. This is a restaurant based at several locations in The Netherlands, that creates the most delicious meals with ingredients from supermarkets, that would otherwise be thrown away. This also means that the menu changes constantly, and that the consumer can enjoy a much more affordable meal compared to other restaurants. www.instock.nl

Are you ready to fight food waste?

Love,

Elke

Top 5 » Best Free Travel Apps of 2017

No one can live without their smartphone nowadays , including us. We love to explore and wander, but I travel best when I can look something up quickly. So even when I’m traveling I use my phone for good reason. There are more travel apps out there than ever and these are by far the best free travel apps of 2017! These apps could make your next journey a little faster, cheaper and smarter!

1.Google Trips
Coming in at number 1, is this new travel app from Google. It basically makes it a lot easier for you to plan your trip. Beforehand or when you are on the spot. Besides finding the usual “things to do”, you can also find travel details like reservations and confirmation numbers in one easy app. Google Trips simply gathers your travel information from Gmail and Inbox, then organizes it automatically. Plus, the entire app is available offline. Bye bye wifi hassle. Get the free app here

2. Hostelworld
Not everybody can effort a room at the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji or The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, therefore this app is perfect for you. Search and book more than 30,000 properties in over 180 countries, from anywhere. Read millions of hostel reviews from fellow travelers & book your next adventure via this app. Get to budget travel in an instance here

Hostel world best free travel apps of 2017
Be a backpacker and check out the Hostel World app!

3. AirBNB
We all know Airbnb of course but when they announced the the app in November last year, they have upgraded the experience. ” Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, said “We realized we needed to create a whole, holistic journey.” Always wanted to sleep in a beautiful loft at the canals in Amsterdam, in a Treehouse at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaï or in a mini van right at Cala Cordo in Ibiza? The app is free and available on IOS and Android. 

4. Favoroute
Find all the travel guides in one place, written by travel experts, locals and travel bloggers. Choose a guide by your favorite Travel Designer that enjoys your way of traveling and knows the destination with the eyes closed. We’ve actually written a London Guide for Favoroute when the app was just starting their journey. The app is free but you need to pay for the guides. Updates are free. Get it here.

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5. Polarsteps
Explore – Dream – Discover
This app helps you to log and share your journeys in an easy and beautiful way, turning your travel moments into a lifetime memories. It automatically tracks your route and places you’ve visited while traveling. It even logs your route when you have no internet connection and it has a minimal battery impact. The route is plotted on a colorful world map. Not only super handy when you own a travel blog but also when you want tip your friends by sharing this map with them. A new feature is that you can order your travel photo’s online and make it into a photo album. Download it here and check the story below.

Bonus: Want to see how much you have seen from the world? Check out the travel app BEEN. Crazy enough we have only seen around 18{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} of the world. Wow, we need to get a move on!

So check out these free travel apps of 2017 and enjoy your next travels!

Love,

Wander-Lust