Too Good To Go is an app and a movement against food waste. They couple consumers to food retailers that can sell their unsold goods at the end of the day for a smaller price. Next year, they promise to rescue 1 million meals from the bin.
The then canteens of the Flemish government performed a baseline measurement and managed to prevent their food waste with concrete actions. By 2025, they aspire to reduce their food waste further with 30%. They were also crowned the 'Ultimate Food Waste Hero' through a live vote by the audience.
In South-West Flanders, an umbrella organisation of 14 local "OCMW's" and the CAW is committed to rescueing fresh food from retail and farms. Under Food Act 13, they rescue 200 tons of food waste on a yearly basis, which they redistribute to social organisations and people with financial difficulties.
In the category of food companies, the biological bakery proved most innovative, by turning their waste streams into new products. Last year they launched a beer on the basis of their unsold bread, this year they came out with croustinis. They hope to be back with another project in 2020.