LUU should work with anti-food waste organisations like Olio or Too Good to Go to ensure food wastage within LUU is reduced

Passed: November 2021 (23rd)

What do you want? / Why do you want it? 

I think the union should encourage outlets to utilise food waste reduction services and apps such as Too Good To Go and Olio. At present, when items get reduced at the end of the day, you either have to happen to be passing by or have to notice the posts being posted on Leeds Student Group. I feel like this is a very hit or miss situation. By encouraging outlets to use apps like Olio or Too Good To Go, students will have a central place to go to to find out roughly what is available.

Too Good To Go allows shops and restaurants to list mystery bags where people can buy a mystery bag of assorted food for a very low price.

Olio allows shops and people to list food and non-food items to be given away for free. They have also recently introduced a borrow section on the app. You don’t necessarily have to list items individually either, you can post saying large array of end of day sandwiches available in LUU Coop until 6pm.

By encouraging the outlets in the union to use apps like these and therefore promoting them to the student body, the union can help battle food waste and encourage students to consume less as once using apps like Olio, students can borrow expensive items they may need only once from the local community and can list and request non food items too.

Expires: November 2024 (23rd)

Submitted By: Jessica Fielder

Officer: Union Affairs & Communications

Area of Work: Food & Drink / Sustainability


June 2023: All completed. 

January 2022: Too Good to Go has been approved and launched by the Co-Op. Many of the university's cafes and outlets also use the app.

November 2021: New Policy