Over 35,286 meals going to waste every day in Bristol

  • Join the movement on May 29th - rescue a meal for free

  • Bristol retailers joining food waste revolution

Food waste fighters Too Good To Go are challenging citizens in Bristol to join them to rescue all meals in the city on May 29th. A shocking 35,286 perfectly edible meals end up in the bin every day from food establishments all over Bristol according to findings from the online marketplace for surplus food Too Good To Go. If these meals are saved from landfill the environmental benefit would be the same as taking 5,516 cars off the cities roads each year.

To date, Bristol residents have rescued over 1,400 meals from pioneering food retailers in Bristol including Blue Pig, Chopstix, King Fin and Yo! Sushi at Cabot Circus and Cribbs Causeway via the free Too Good To Go app, reducing CO2 as much as growing 73 trees for 10 years!

To celebrate these early adopters in Bristol, Too Good To Go are refunding anyone who rescues a meal in Bristol via the app on Tuesday 29th May. More Bristol retailers have now joined the cause including Redford Mill Farm Shop, Eatchu and The Assembly Bakery.

Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go said: “More than an easy way to get delicious food, Too Good To Go is a catalyst to changing mindsets. What we perceive to be waste often isn't actually “waste” at all - it's perfectly good food that gets thrown away because it wasn’t sold. If every store in Bristol joined the platform and everyone living here rescued just two meals a month through Too Good To Go, there would be no retail food waste in Bristol - imagine that!”

agrover@toogoodtogo.co.uk

Too Good To Go is the world’s largest online marketplace for surplus food. Our mission is to create a world where all food produced is food consumed. Our free app connects food retailers with surplus food available with local consumers who purchase, collect and enjoy it. Too Good To Go operates in eight countries and has saved over 4.4m meals globally. In the UK over 180,000 meals have been saved to date. Find out more at www.toogoodtogo.co.uk

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Topline Bristol numbers: Meals saved: 1,437 Unique customers: 448 Population in Bristol: 456,000 Total food stores in Bristol: 5,601 Average meals available on Too Good To Go per store each day: 6.3 (March 2018)
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Ts & Cs Refunds for meals purchased on May 29th only Bristol stores only 1 meal refunded per user per store only No cash alternative Refunds may take up to 5 working days to be processed
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