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The Green Desk: The Waste-Reducing Olio App with Tessa Clarke; 30 June, 2020

The Green Desk: The Waste-Reducing Olio App with Tessa Clarke; 30 June, 2020

The Green Desk: The Waste-Reducing Olio App with Tessa Clarke; 30 June, 2020 The Green Desk: The Waste-Reducing Olio App with Tessa Clarke; 30 June, 2020, 26.06 MB
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This week on the Green Desk, Bronwyn spoke to Tessa Clarke, the co-founder of the mobile app, Olio, which helps to mitigate household waste by allowing people to give their excess food and other items to their neighbours.

The app began the United Kingdom, but it has now spread throughout the world, including here in New Zealand where food waste is very much a prevalent social, economic and environmental issue. Every year, kiwis waste almost 160,000 tonnes of food, contributing 325,000 tonnes of Co2 emissions. Meanwhile, around 10% of people in New Zealand are experiencing food insecurity. 

Tessa begins by discussing this mulit-pronged effect of food wastage.