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Connecting neighbors and local shops so surplus food and other household items can be shared, rather than thrown away.

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Tessa Clarke

Co-Founder & CEO at OLIO

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Employees 51–100
Headquarters United Kingdom
OLIO is a free app tackling the problem of waste in the home, by connecting people with their neighbours so that surplus food and other household items can be given away, rather than thrown away. Launched in the UK in January 2016, OLIO now has over 4 million users who have together shared over 20 million portions of food and 3 million household items. This has been achieved in large part to our 50,000+ Ambassadors who are spreading the word about OLIO in their local communities, and our 25,000+ Food Waste Heroes (volunteers) who collect and redistribute surplus food from clients such as Tesco and Pret a Manger. OLIO has also recently launched a new section that enables neighbours to sell homemade food & handmade crafts.

Currently Operating in 19 Regions

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