Munich launches pilot project to reduce food waste

Germany’s Munich Airport has unveiled a pilot project to test a  food app: “Too Good to Go.” Allresto, the Munich Airport subsidiary responsible for most of the airport’s food and beverage operations launched the app with the aim of avoiding food waste and saving money.

The digital platform allows airport visitors, passengers and employees to order surplus food prepared by airport food and beverage establishments at reduced prices for pick-up between 8 and 9.30 pm. The first restaurant to join the airport’s pilot scheme is Surf & Turf, although the airport hopes to expand the app to other restaurants and cafes.

Once logged in to the app, users are able to see a list of participating stores with offers in the airport, including prices. The app also processes orders and payments and provides a time window when the food is ready for collection.

The brainchild of a Danish start-up, the app is already up and running in nine countries, with more than 10,000 food service locations making the most of the option to minimise waste by selling food at reduced prices. Over 5 million users are also making the most of reducing waste.

Munich Airport has a diverse range of measures in place to ensure that it is avoiding unnecessary waste as one of its steps in achieving carbon neutral airport operations by 2030.

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