Food and sustainability
Text: Berend Kluijfhout
With the Day of Sustainability still fresh in our memories we have been looking for practical initiatives in which food and sustainability come together. The food chain is, unfortunately, one of the most polluting systems in the world. The production of food is responsible for almost one third of all CO2 emissions and per person we waste 41 kg of food per year. To help you fight food waste we give you five amazing possibilities.
Too good to go
Too good to go is an app in which restaurants and stores offer their food leftovers at the end of the day. For a small amount you can pick up food packages. The stores have less food waste and you get cheap food. Win win!
Instock is a restaurant that picks up unused products from the supermarket to create culinary creation. Every week there are eight different dishes on the menu, which depend on the ingredients that are picked up. In addition, they make beer from leftover bread and potatoes and countless other products. You can find Instock in the Czaar Peterstraat 21.
Taste before you waste
Taste before you waste is a platform that wants to help consumers to waste less food. They save 250 kg per week from the trash can. Every Monday and Wednesday they offer dinners at the Dokhuis Galerie in Amsterdam - East. You pay what you want for a delicious vegetarian meal. During the exchange markets you can buy food for a small donation, how much you pay is up to you to decide. This also takes place at the Dokhuis Galerie.
Get Chef's is an app in which restaurants with leftover dishes offer those dishes for a cheaper price. As a consumer you buy the dish in the app and then pick it up or eat it in the restaurant.
No food wasted
The 35% discount sticker from the Appie, but then digitally. Where can you buy products that run up to the expiry date? You can see this in the app no food wasted. With this app you can prevent food waste in your local supermarket and also do cheaper shopping. Click here for more info.