Glaciers are shrinking. Forests are burning. Some species of animals are on the brink of extinction. It’s about time we all make a pact to save the environment – and you can make a difference in your daily choices.
If you’ve been doing your part like bringing reusable bags when grocery shopping or separating cans and bottles for recycling, good job! Now, it’s time to go beyond the basics. Don’t know where to start? There are apps and Telegram groups that help you seek out more ethical shopping opportunities to play a part in saving the environment and small businesses, or combat food wastage. Read on for some of our favourites.
Food waste is a major problem in Singapore. In fact, the amount of food waste generated has been growing by around 20 per cent over the last 10 years. Treatsure is an app that provides an alternative solution that addresses food wastage, while linking up merchants to everyday consumers. Dubbed as “Singapore’s first food-saving app”, its mission is to get consumers to treat food as treasure.
Treatsure started as a takeaway buffet-in-a-box concept, where users can pack food from participating hotels or restaurant buffets in the last 30 to 60 minutes of the buffet time from $10 per box. But since the suspension of self-serve buffets, the app has expanded its services to offer surplus grocery delivery. Through the app, you can find surplus, blemished or expiring items such as fruits, vegetables, eggs, snacks and drinks, delivered to your doorstep. Some of their grocery partners include Unilever, F&N Foods, Atasco, Unpakt and Re-Foods.