Saasha Celestial-One and Tessa Clarke, Co-Founders of OLIO
What is OLIO?
OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. For your convenience, OLIO can also be used for non-food household items, too.
Here at OLIO we believe that small actions can lead to big change. Collectively – one rescued cupcake, carrot or bottle of lotion at a time – we can build a more sustainable future where our most precious resources are shared, not thrown away.
We have a responsibility to practise what we preach, too, which is why we take the steps to ensure OLIO is run as sustainably as possible. OLIO is currently carbon negative (which means we remove more carbon from the atmosphere than we generate), and we were recently awarded a B Corp certification for maintaining a high standard of social and environmental performance.
By empowering local communities with a free, accessible, and effective solution to reduce waste, we are confident that we will be able to have a lasting, meaningful impact on the world one share at a time.
81% of us would be happy to receive food from a neighbour