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
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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.

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