Canada has a foodwaste problem.
Well, to be honest, the world has a foodwaste problem. According to the National Zero Waste Council’s research on household food waste in Canada, almost 2.2 million tonnes of edible food is wasted each year, costing Canadians in excess of $17 billion. But that’s just household foodwaste. Supply-chain and retail foodwaste is also a major contributor to the global foodwaste crisis.
Between the farms, processing plants, retail stores, restaurants and homes, approximately $31 billion worth of food is wasted each year.
When looking at retailers, a large portion of food is thrown out due to overproduction/surplus, as well as damage products and ones that don’t meet the retailers grading specifications. Thats where the Throw no more App aims to help.
App users receive notifications in their area/from their favourite stores when certain products are added to the App. These products would normally be destined to be thrown away, but users have the opportuninty to purchase them at a substantial discount.