Skip to main content

Mile High Natural Awakenings

Olio App Prevents Food Waste

Olio app on a smartphone

postmodern studio/

Uneaten food often ends up in the trash, but Olio, an app created in 2015 by English entrepreneurs Tessa Clarke and Saasha Celestial-One, allows people with extra food to post a picture online. Anyone that wants the food can respond and pick it up as a gift. There is no money exchanged, and no swapping or bartering. Almost 3.5 million people use Olio in 50 countries. The app claims to have prevented “3,775 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere and eliminating 12,171,045 car miles from the road.”

Nonprofit Project Drawdown notes, “Almost 1.4 billion hectares of land; close to 30 percent of the world’s agricultural land, is dedicated to producing food that is never eaten; and the carbon footprint of food wastage makes it the third emitter of CO2 after the U.S. and China, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Reducing food waste is one of the most effective ways of tackling the global climate crisis.”

Upcoming Events Near You
Get Greens, Chlorophyll, Oil Blends, Electrolytes, Cleansers, Herbal Teas & More. All organic. See Special Offer for Free Samples. 954-459-1134



Receive the Good News Email Newsletter and/or Free Digital Magazine Subscription
Sign Up Now
eBlasts and eMail newsletters get your message out instantly!

Email News Exclusives with Social Media pushes $50; ask us about it today! Group Emails bimonthly: $25. 303-770-1981 or [email protected]

Nap Less for Heart Health
'Tis the Season to Save the Planet