Revolutionary food app seeks to end food waste

Revolutionary food app seeks to end food waste

Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted each year across the globe and the app Too Good To Go hopes to change that.

Their app allows you to buy food from a restaurant for less than $5. Sounds great right?

Now, what if we told you that this is the food restaurants plan to throw away? Would you still order from the app?

Users can use the app to order food from participating restaurants -- collect it an hour before closing time -- fill up a to-go box with as much food as you like -- and enjoy.

Users can also utilize the Pay-it-Forward function to give meals to those in need.

Leftover food that gets thrown away ends up in landfills which can be hazardous for the environment. The company's mission is to save the planet, while saving food and saving you money.

Founded in Denmark, they've since grown internationally and plan to roll out into the U.S. soon. In America restaurants waste up to 84% of leftover food.

So if you're a fan of leftovers and cheap take-out this app is right up your alley.

Do your part to prevent food waste, check out foods you didn't know you could freeze:

Foods you didn't know you could freeze
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Foods you didn't know you could freeze


The only thing better than eating buttermilk pancakes in your pajamas is eating buttermilk pancakes in your pajamas without making a last-minute grocery store run. Freeze buttermilk in ice cube trays, then transfer to a resealable freezer bag. The cubes will last for 3 months.

Egg Whites

Homemade pudding and ice cream call for lots of yolks -- good thing you can freeze the orphaned whites for up to 12 months. Turn them into coconut macaroons, angel food cake or even marshmallows. For best results, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. Just keep in mind that frozen whites don't always whip up to a foam as well as fresh ones.


Brown-baggers, rejoice: Both unopened and opened packages of lunchmeat will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer.


You've probably frozen a loaf before, but did you realize you don't need to thaw it before eating it? Sliced sandwich bread is good for 3 months in the freezer, and revives quickly in the toaster -- making the freezer a better storage option than the fridge, which can dry bread out. Even a good baguette will last for 1 month in the freezer. Sprinkle it with a little water and bring it back to life in a warm oven.


After 2 weeks at room temperature, the oils in some nuts can start to go bad. Freezing slows their decline. Just make sure you keep what you're planning to use immediately in the fridge; repeatedly opening and closing the bag in the freezer will introduce moisture and the potential for contamination.


Accidentally buy a carton right before you're about to go out of town? You can freeze milk for up to 3 months.

Whole-Wheat Flour

Just like nuts, whole-wheat flour contains oils that can go bad at room temperature. It'll keep in the freezer for up to 2 years.


Pantry staples like quinoa, farro and bulgur last for up to 3 months at room temperature, which is plenty of time for most people work through their supply. But if you have extra packages, sock them away in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Smoked Salmon

A vacuum-sealed package of salmon (or trout or mackerel) is good for 2 months in the freezer. And hey, so are bagels -- instant brunch for days!


The texture will become much denser, but you can freeze tofu for up to 5 months to make smoothies or braises.


If you've got too much for your coffee, it'll be good for up to 4 months in the freezer. However, you can't say the same of heavy cream, which doesn't hold up well in freezing temps.


Yes, you can freeze them, so long as you let them thaw fully in the fridge (not the microwave) before using.


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