Media Coverage

April 17, 2017

4 ways to donate your leftover Easter chocolate

Some of us are great at having just a little nibble of chocolate here and there, even during the Easter holiday.

March 18, 2017

What happened when Sainsbury’s funded a food waste was in Swadlincote

For the past year Sainsbury’s has been funding a war against food waste in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. But was it successful?

February 28, 2017

Fighting food waste with an app… and a measuring spoon

In a year-long experiment, families in Swadlincote tried to cut food waste by 50% – and attempt to save hundreds of pounds.

February 28, 2017

Business is child’s play

‘Parentrepreneurs’ will contribute more than £9.5bn to the UK’s coffers by 2025 – and the following resourceful mums and dads are set to be among them.

February 14, 2017

Want your class to go green? These apps will get them hooked

Climate change remains high on the agenda, renewable energy discussions roll on, and sustainability is becoming more involved in conversations about food.

February 14, 2017

How smart SMEs are making money from food waste

From air-dried crisps made from surplus fruit to beer brewed from unused bread, innovative entrepreneurs are turning discarded peelings into profit.

February 21, 2017

12 ways to make your food go further

Love food? From sweet ice cream made from overripe bananas to a new use for the heel of a Parmesan cheese block, here are ten tips to help you stop wasting your food.

January 16, 2017

Charity and bakery lead charge to tackle £13billion ‘food waste mountain’

An incredible £13 billion of edible food is being thrown away every year. But a number of projects in Brighton are hoping to buck that trend.

January 11, 2017

Londres : vers la fin du gaspillage alimentaire

Au Royaume-Uni, un foyer jette à la poubelle en moyenne 1 000 euros de nourriture toujours bonne à manger par an, affirme Tessa Cook, fondatrice de l’application Olio. Alors, certains ont décidé d’y remédier.

December 19, 2016

Green Tech Heroes: OLIO

OLIO is a free mobile app that connects neighbours with each other and local shops, allowing leftover food and other items to be shared, rather than thrown away. We had a chat with Tessa Cook, Co-Founder of OLIO about the app and her thoughts on the green technology landscape.

December 2, 2016

What’s the deal? 3 ways to stop wasting food & save money

A typical American family of four throws out around $1,600 of food each year. You’re not just throwing away good leftovers, you’re throwing away cold, hard cash.

November 22, 2016

How sharing apps like OLIO could save you money in London

Harriet is an avid user of OLIO, the new food-sharing app that, according to CEO and founder, Tessa Cook, will revolutionise household food waste. “In five years’ time we will look back in horror at how much food was thrown away. ‘OLIOing’ will become second nature,” believes Tessa.

November 22, 2016

Eat It, Don’t Leave It: How London Became A Leader In Anti-Food Waste

“It feels so good that we’ve saved all of this from going in the bin,” says Kidd, who herself uses the app to pick up odds and ends for her pantry. “I don’t think I’ve bought any spices since I’ve got the app,” Kidd says. “It’s amazing.”

September 26, 2016

ITV News: OLIO the Food Sharing App (TV)

September 23, 2016

Apps to stop food waste (TV)

New app aims to be the answer to London’s food waste

September 22, 2016

Food sharing app that hooks you up with nearby grub for FREE

We chuck out 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK and more than half of this food could have been eaten. A new free food and drink sharing app called Olio could change that.

September 14, 2016

7 ways to save £700 a year on food

OLIO – This new app connects neighbours and local restaurants and retailers to share surplus food rather than throw it out. You download the app, set your home location and then you can see what food is being offered locally.

August 8, 2016

Waste not, want not: Food leftovers app launched in York

The OLIO app is already in use in other cities like Cardiff, London and Newcastle and it allows neighbours and independent shops to share surplus food before it goes out of date.

June 11, 2016

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Waste Shrinking – The Olio app connects people, cafes and shops to ensure excess food is shared not chucked (free,

June 17, 2016

Could tech reduce food waste and help feed the world?

Tessa Cook hopes her Olio app, which connects neighbours and local businesses wanting to exchange or sell surplus edible food, will foster a “food sharing revolution”.

June 3, 2016

Real life Come Dine with Me is the next ‘social eating revolution’

“Food-sharing may well take off in other ways too,” Allison says. “People are more concerned over food waste, driving consumers to share their leftovers. There are already apps for this: OLIO connects neighbours and local businesses to exchange their edible surplus food and lower levels of food waste in their community.

May 17, 2016

Can a simple food app solve our food waste crisis?

This powerful short film illustrates the motivation behind our food sharing revolution, OLIO. While supermarkets are often blamed for food waste, of the 15 million tonnes of food thrown away each year in the UK, nearly half is chucked out by us at home.

May 13, 2016

Food Waste App OLIO Prevents Thousands Of Items From Being Thrown Away

The average UK family throws away 22% of their weekly shop. An ingenious food app is saving tens of thousands of food items from ending up in the bin – and bringing neighbours together in the process.

May 12, 2016

Can a Craigslist for cucumbers tackle the UK’s food waste?

Where most people see a bruised banana, Saasha Celestial-One and Tessa Cook see a chance to share. Their new app, Olio, allows greengrocers, cafes, restaurants and neighbours to photograph and post food that is surplus, unappealing or close to expiry; other app users then request it and are notified where to pick it up.

May 15, 2016

Farmer’s daughter develops app to share leftover food

A farmer’s daughter has launched a new app, which allows people and businesses to share their leftover food and produce. Successful businesswoman Tessa Cook says she was fed up with seeing a third of her family’s hard work go to waste.

March 31, 2016

Food-sharing app to reduce city leftovers

Olio, a food-sharing app that operates in a similar way to Gumtree, will be implemented in Edinburgh today in an effort to reduce food waste.

February 7, 2016

Feed thy neighbour? There’s an app for that – Xanthe Clay tried out food-sharing app Olio

Olio, a food-sharing app that operates in a similar way to Gumtree, will be implemented in Edinburgh today in an effort to reduce food waste.

January 17, 2016

Olio App Reduces Food Waste By Giving Away Your Leftovers

UK households throw away £12.5 billion of edible food and drink every year, according to the most recent research. iOS and Android app Olio wants to help by putting those who have leftover food in touch with those who need it

January 9, 2016

This app will stop you chucking good food out and give it to your neighbours instead

So how does Olio work? It’s essentially Freecycle for food. If you have anything that’s within its expiry date, but you’re not going to use anymore, you can simply list it and one of your neighbours will come and pick it up.