Cardiff businesses fighting to prevent 19,000 meals going to waste every day


  • Cardiff retailers flocking to join food waste revolution
  • Too Good To Go team up with For Cardiff to fight food waste
  • Residents can rescue food from £2 across the city
  • Join the movement: Over 1,600 Cardiff locals fighting food waste with free app

Food waste fighters Too Good To Go are challenging citizens in Cardiff to join the food waste revolution. A shocking 19,133 perfectly edible meals end up in the bin every day from food establishments all over the Welsh Capital. If these meals were saved from landfill, the environmental benefit would be the same as taking 2,993 cars off the city’s roads each year.

To date, Cardiff residents have rescued over 4,800 meals from pioneering local food retailers including YO! Sushi, Milk & Sugar, KILN+ILK, Pettigrew Bakeries and Get Wonky via the free Too Good To Go app, reducing CO2 as much as growing 250 trees for 10 years. In just the last week another 20 businesses across Cardiff have joined the fight against food waste.

They’re in good company. YO! Sushi, who have a branch in Cardiff, explain the success they’ve had with Too Good To Go so far: “I would recommend this app to every business that sells food in any quantity, size or shape. We waste too much food in this country and this is a light in the black hole that is filled with wasted food. In short, everyone in hospitality needs to think hard about why they have not signed up already.”

Too Good To Go user and Cardiff resident Lisa Ridd adds: “It bothers me that so much really good food gets thrown away. I love that when I rescue food with Too Good To Go I’m making Cardiff a little bit greener, supporting local businesses and getting great food – all at the same time!”

Hayley Conick, UK MD of Too Good To Go said: “It’s fantastic to see so many Welsh businesses and Cardiff residents getting on board with the food waste fight. Working together, we can drastically reduce food waste in Cardiff and throughout Wales – as well as recovering sunk costs for businesses. It’s a win-win-win for businesses, people and planet.”

Emily Cotterill, Projects Manager at FOR Cardiff, the city’s business improvement district, said, ‘Too Good To Go is a great method for preventing waste and we’re thrilled to see so many of our members embracing this technology. With so many city centre businesses now using the app Cardiff can truly make its mark as a city fighting food waste.’