Food-saving app aims to cut waste

The Olio app allows users to post pictures of unwanted, but safe and edible food. Users are alerted of food postings nearby, and can arrange a pick-up. Singapore is the first Asian country that Olio has ventured into, and the third-most active one in
The Olio app allows users to post pictures of unwanted, but safe and edible food. Users are alerted of food postings nearby, and can arrange a pick-up. Singapore is the first Asian country that Olio has ventured into, and the third-most active one in the world. Between 2015 and last year, there were about 2,080 Olio users here. By last month, the number had grown sevenfold to almost 15,000.PHOTO: OLIO

Up until her early 20s, Ms Christine Yeo had no qualms about wasting food.

If a bite of sushi was not to her liking, she would discard the entire serving on her buffet plate. Unused groceries were also left to rot in the refrigerator.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline 'Food-saving app aims to cut waste'. Subscribe