It is estimated by the United Nations that over one-third of the total food produced globally is tossed instead of eaten. Not only food but the waste, land and other resources that get into producing the same also go waste. What’s more concerning about food waste is the emission of greenhouse gases. It is reported that if food waste were a country, then it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world trailing behind China and the USA.
As an increased number of people is moving towards living a sustainable life, there is an increased focus on better food waste management techniques. Industries involved in all stages starting from farming to grocery stores to restaurants work with a pressing concern to minimise food waste. Having said that, here we have listed some of the promising food waste management startups in Europe that work towards reducing the negative impact on the environment caused due to wasted food as sourced from Dealroom.
Too Good To Go (Denmark)
Founders: Chris Wilson, Jamie Crummie, Klaus B. Pedersen
Funding: €10.3 million
Founded year: 2016
What it does: Too Good To Go is a Danish startup dedicated to fight against food waste. The company lets people buy unsold and surplus food from cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, and bakeries, which would otherwise end up in landfills. With its app, you can find your favourite meal and get a discount on it as well. It is one of the fast-growing food waste management startups that has expanded into 12 countries.