Food-Sharing Platform Is Decreasing Waste By Connecting Members To Swap Goods
OLIO is a UK-based app that allows neighbors to connect and share food that might otherwise go to waste, run by a team that integrates user feedback into its design
For consumers with an overcrowded fridge, there's now a more sustainable option to clear out unwanted food. OLIO, a U.K.-based startup, is a food sharing app for both neighbors and local businesses. The service, founded by two women, allows users to announce their surplus food or household items, then allow interested nearby users to arrange a pick-up via private messaging.
“The inspiration for OLIO came approximately four years ago when I was moving country and found myself on moving day with some good food that we hadn’t managed to eat, but that I couldn’t bring myself to throw away,” said co-founder and CEO Tessa Clarke in an email to PSFK. “And so the idea of OLIO, a mobile app where neighbors can share their surplus food, came about.”