Connecting neighbours and local shops so surplus food & other household items can be shared, not thrown away

OLIO is a free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting users with unwanted food (households or local businesses) with neighbours living nearby who would like it. Launched in the UK in January 2016 OLIO now has over 750,000 users who have together shared over 1 million portions of food, which is the environmental equivalent of taking 2.5 million car miles off the road. This has been achieved in large part thanks to over 25,000 volunteers who spread the word about OLIO in their local communities ('Ambassadors') and collect and re-distribute unsold food from local retailers ('Food Waste Heroes'). OLIO is the world's only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app, and food has been successfully shared in 49 countries so far.


Hunger Health Sustainable Cities Responsible Production

United Kingdom


Tessa Clarke

Tessa Clarke (Co-Founder & CEO at OLIO) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2018 after participating in Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2018.

Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2018

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