Every year, 1/3 of the food we produce around the world is thrown away, accounting for 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, we are not exaggerating when we say that food waste is one of the most serious issues confronting the globe today.

In fact, food waste costs $1 trillion a year and weighs 1.3 billion tonnes, corresponding to an area larger than China being used to grow food that is never eaten. Even just one quarter of the total food wasted in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe could alone feed the world’s one billion hungry people.

We aspire to live on a planet where no food is wasted, and we intend on working hard to make that a reality. That’s why we have joined forces with Too Good To Go, to ensure we are doing our part as a business and we are actively fighting against food waste, saving delicious food for our local community.

 

“Too Good to Go” Concept – Anti-food Waste

Too Good To Go is building a platform across the world to reduce food waste and save excellent meals. Everyone can get involved and make a difference by using the app to prevent perfectly good, tasty food from going to waste. Its aim is to eliminate food waste globally, and its ambition is to see a world where all food produced is consumed.

The Too Good To Go app gives you a list of your local food stores and eateries that have put together a ‘surprise bag’ at the end of the working day (and at a lower price), that would not otherwise be sold and subsequently wasted. You can order your purchase right there within the app, just like shopping online. What a great way to contribute to protecting the environment whilst discovering new great foodie places to visit whilst saving yourself some extra cash at the same time.

 

Samos Deli Ibiza have been Awarded

Our bakery, Samos Deli produces fresh cakes, pastries, loaves of bread, quiches, and artisan sandwiches on a daily basis that are almost always declared unsellable after 24 hours. Our bakery and delicatessen therefore regularly faces food waste problems, whereby we decided we must resolve the issue head-on.

Partnering with Too Good To Go allows us to sell any leftovers at our bakery and delicatessen via the app before we close at the end of the day. Those beautifully baked items that would have otherwise gone to waste are now instead given a second chance to be consumed at a fraction of the price.

Since the start of the partnership this 2021 we have already saved 50 MEALS! And by saving 50 meals, we’ve saved the equivalent of 125 CO2e.

 

How can you get involved

We wish to motivate and inspire our local community here in Ibiza to take action against food waste and to get involved. With this in mind, the most direct way for you to get involved and to help expand the global food waste movement is just to simply download the app, log on, and get saving perfectly good, surplus food from your local stores, including us at Samos Deli.

It’s always a great surprise, at a great price, and an instant good deed for the planet. Join millions of food waste warriors by downloading Too Good To Go – the world’s number 1 app for fighting food waste where you can buy quality local food for a very little.

Samos Deli believes everybody deserves to enjoy good and healthy food whilst advocating for a sustainable environment and doing our best to prevent climate change and waste. Be sure to grab a little taste of the true Ibiza at our local store, delicatessen, bakery and online supermarket soon. Shop Local always.

 

 

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