After bringing us Nokia phones and Angry Birds, Finland newest technological innvation is ResQ Club, a smartphone application and website that offers a solution to food waste. ResQ Club connects people looking for restaurant food and restaurants with a surplus of meals offered at a discount price. It’s a win-win situation where both parties save not just food that would have gone to waste, but also money and energy. The application uses your location to help you find a participating restaurant near you. Once you find the restaurant you would like to eat from a menu of the dishes on offer today and their prices are shown. You can then arrange to pick up your meal at whatever time suits you.
According to its website, there are more than 400 participating restaurants (mostly in Europe) and more than 125,000 meals saved (40,000 kilograms of food!). That’s equal to 5,000,000 km of CO₂ emissions driven.
ResQ Club, can you please make your way to the rest of the world? And can the Arab world be your next stop?