OLIO: Zero food waste app expands with new product categories, going global

OLIO co-founders, CEO Tessa Clarke (left) and COO Saasha Celestial-One © OLIO

Recent $43m Series B funding will let sustainability app more than triple hiring, add homemade products and household goods to product listings

London-based OLIO started life with an attention-grabbing offer in 2015 – free food for users and zero waste for businesses by giving away unsold food before their sell-by dates. The free app also helps neighbors to share, swap or give away surplus food within minutes. Today, OLIO’s 5m users are helping local communities to reduce food waste in over 50 countries.The food-sharing pioneer also aims to expand its “Food Waste Heroes” hyperlocal redistribution program, currently run by over 30,000 volunteers who collect the surplus food from retailers and deliver them to local pick-up locations. OL...
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