We recently reported on how Australians discard up to 20% of the food they purchase – that’s $8 billion worth of edible food every year.
Our newest hero comes in the form of an app, allowing us to easily access perfectly good leftovers.
Y Waste operates in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, and helps you to find businesses in your area that have extra food at the end of the business day. You can purchase discounted products via your phone and pick it up from the business at the allocated time.
You can find everything from salads at your local café to pastries from the bakery down the road.