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Are doggy bags off the menu

8th November 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

How many times have you been out for a meal and not been able to finish it? With restaurants serving up generous portion sizes, we are often left with the dilemma of whether we leave good food on the plate or ask the waiting staff for a doggy bag.

Only 40% always finish all the food they order, meaning that 60% contribute to the 10 million tonnes of food thrown away every year in the UK, valued at an estimate of £17 billion a year. But with more people unlikely (43%) than likely (37%) to take leftovers home with them, according to Food waste fighting app Too Good To Go, and almost one in four (23%) saying they would feel embarrassed asking for a doggy bag clearly change is needed.

Aston spoke to Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go, the world’s largest surplus food marketplace to discuss why it is important for people to reduce their waste.