In anticipation of our upcoming book launch tackling food waste, we wanted to give our followers some tips on easy ways to reduce food waste. After a load of research for the book, we came across a great app which will benefit you guys as well as the environment so we had to tell you all about it. BonApp is a real-time app which offers discounts on food and beverages to its customers in order to reduce food waste. The orders can be made through the app for specific meals from a whole range of partnering restaurants where the surplus food would otherwise be wasted and the food will be delivered to your doorstep. The app not only offer great discounts, but also helps businesses maximise their revenue, all whilst saving the environment in the process.
Food waste is a major squandering of resources, including water, land, energy, and produces CO2 emissions contributing to global warming and climate change. BonApp is truly passionate about achieving a more sustainable way of living and contributes to Dubai Municipality’s zero waste target of 2030. The app was created by three Scandinavian ladies, passionate about a more sustainable way of living. Frustrated with the huge carbon footprint, they wanted to come up with a business model that helps people to make decisions in everyday life, which has a positive impact on the environment. Inspired and driven, they came up with the idea of BonApp.
Food waste is an issue on the rise and every initiative taken to reduce it is a step in the right direction. The cost of this issue the the UAE in particular, is an average of 13 billion dirhams per year, and during the holy month of Ramadan an estimated 20%of all food purchased goes to waste. Recent research has found that restaurants are the main source of food waste in the UAE, contributing 32% of the total. This is followed closely by excess food cooked for celebrations, which accounts for 30%. These numbers are really worrying, especially considering the millions of people around the world who are suffering from starvation. Luckily, businesses such as BonApp make it a lot easier for each of us to take a step towards making a change, and hopefully towards a better future. So join the Eco-Heroes in this journey and download BonApp today!
The App is available on the apple app store as well as on the google play store, so go ahead and check it out and let us know what you think. Enjoy all the yummy food you can now order at amazing prices. For more information, check out their website at: https://www.bonapp.ae/
The Save Our World Team