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With this Belgian app call your food waste stop

Rekub wants their brand new app for a platform between traders with food surpluses and the consumer engagement. Food waste prevent and save, who can be against?

Melissa and Ellien © Facebook

Rekub is an initiative of Ellien Stinissen and Marijke De Jongh, and they used the food waste in our country to denounce it. They opened in the past all pop-up restaurants, where cooking with food surpluses. The ladies brought now also an app on the market, that consumers explains what they are products with discount can buy because the expiration date is approaching. Click here to read our interview with Ellien, and Megan about their sustainable approach.

Each year worldwide, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is thrown away, one-third of the food produced. In Flanders, does that mean that we per person is around 314 to 372 kilograms of waste. That are quite high mountains of wasted food. Marijke De Jongh (30) and Ellien Stinissen (31) started, therefore, Rekub, an initiative against food waste.

By IntoApps they were developing an app that the consumer displays in the shops where there is food to save. The local merchants will put their surplus at a reduced price. So it’s a win-win situation: the consumer can at a low price food purchases, the trader hit of his or her surpluses and does not need to throw away.

Rekub is currently only available in the region of Antwerp, but the founders are traders to the recruitment in Ghent and Brussels. There is both a version for Android as an iOS app.

(LP)

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