Source: Shell

It first went live with the anti-waste app in February 

Forecourt giant Shell has saved more than 38 tonnes of food from being wasted thanks to its partnership with Too Good To Go.

It first went live with the anti-waste app in February and has since brought 80 service stations on board.

These include 56 of Shell’s Little Waitrose & Partners sites and 24 of Shell’s Budgens stores.

It expects to have saved 120 tonnes of food by the end of the year.

It said it was looking to increase the number of Shell service stations offering the food waste solution.

The Too Good To Go app lets users search for stores taking part in the scheme that have unsold produce. They then purchase a ‘magic bag’ of food at risk of going to waste and collect it at an allotted time.

It also guarantees the bags of surplus stock contain at least three times the value of food paid. So if a bag costs £4, it will contain at least £12 worth of food.

“Food waste is a huge issue and partnerships are key in ensuring perfectly edible food is eaten and enjoyed instead of wasted,” said Too Good To Go UK MD Paschalis Loucaides.

“I’m thrilled to have Shell’s service stations join our growing community of waste warriors. Together we have a great opportunity to reduce food waste from Shell’s on-site food outlets and take one bite at a time out of the UK’s food waste problem.”

Shell general manager for UK retail, Bernie Williamson, said: “We’re working hard to lower the carbon footprint of our service stations in a number of ways and reducing food waste is a big part of this.

“It’s been wonderful to see how much food our sites have managed to save by working with Too Good To Go and we’re excited to grow the partnership even further.”