The supermarket has teamed up with the ‘Too Good to Go’ app to offer cut-price boxes of food that is past its ‘best-before date’ to help to reduce food waste.
Following successful trials in a number of stores, products such as fruit, vegetables, bakery and deli items will now be available in all 494 branches nationwide from Tuesday 26th November.
Jayne Wall, Market Street Director at Morrisons, said: “We are using technology to help us reduce food waste and to help more people afford to eat well.
It will also mean we waste less food this Christmas as it will find a home for products that can’t be sold after the festive period.”
How do I get mine?
- Download the free Too Good To Go app
- See if your local store has food available
- Purchase unsold food at a great price
- Pay through the app
- Collect from the store during the provided collection window
Hayley Conick, UK Country Manager at Too Good To Go, said, “Every single day perfectly edible food goes to waste simply because it isn’t sold, and this is having detrimental effects on our planet.
In fact, food waste contributes to 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
“We need greater awareness of the issue of food waste, so we are delighted to welcome Morrisons as our first UK supermarket partner. Together we can fight food waste and ensure that quality surplus produce doesn’t end up in the bin.”
The supermarket giant expects to distribute 350,000 boxes of unsold food in 2020 – this will reduce CO2 emissions by 882 tonnes. That’s the equivalent of driving from London to Edinburgh 5,351 times.
Morrisons pledges to reduce operational food waste by 50% by 2030.