Danish app fights food waste and bonds people with their local shops

YourLocal saves money for customers and helps businesses to sell products and services that would otherwise have gone wasted

With YourLocal, bakers can sell all their leftover bread and pastries and fight food waste (photo: Pixabay) With YourLocal, bakers can sell all their leftover bread and pastries and fight food waste (photo: Pixabay)
May 29th, 2015 9:13 am| by Lucie Rychla
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

YourLocal, a new Danish app, sends out messages about discounted products and services that would otherwise go wasted, reports Metroxpress.

This free service aims to bond people with their local shops, while fighting food waste and saving you money.

According to the founder, Kasper Kastoft Nielsen, the app can also be used by businesses – for example, hairdressers who get a last minute cancellation or theatres that want to fill their last remaining seats.

Fighting food waste
Michael Balmer, the owner of an organic bakery and café in Istedgade, has already used the service twice and both times were a great success.

“As a baker, I depend on local customers, and if I can give them a good offer from time to time while working against food waste, it is perfect,” Balmer told Metroxpress.

The app was launched on May 14, and so far it focuses on shops and services in the Vesterbro district in Copenhagen.

It has already attracted about 1,600 users.

Mariam Mosque's imam Sherin Khankan calls it a “feminist project” (photo: Kvinfo)
Denmark gets its first mosque for women
Denmark and Scandinavia's first mosque exclusively for women has opened up ...
The airport now offers 32 intercontinental routes (photo: iStock)
Copenhagen Airport makes bright start to 2016
Copenhagen Airport has made a strong start to the year thanks to a passenge...
Cirkus Panik (photo: Official facebook page)
Mid-February Kids: Don’t panic, here’s the circus!
Cirkus Panik Feb 13-21, 11:00 or 14:00; Skulhøj Allé 21, Vanløse; 70kr,...
photo: Sarah Coghill, White Light Gallery
Mid-February Performance: Modern Shakespeare hits the stage
Shakespeare Unplugged starts Feb 17, ends Mar 20, Mon-Fri at 20:00, Sat at...
Not often you see a double self-portrait
Her art endured despite patriarchal prejudice and the Skagen scandal
Marie Martha Mathilde Triepcke wanted a life full of passion and art. She g...
Some 2,000 candles, symbolising love, warmth and life force, will be used to mark the procession (photo: iStock)
Quiet march with candles to mark anniversary of Copenhagen terrorist attacks
A quiet march with candles will mark the sad anniversary of the Copenhagen...