We recently made a post about sharing green items between us, not realising we were just late to the Olio party – they are doing this brilliantly already!
OLIO connects neighbours with each other and volunteers with businesses so surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away. If you love food, hate waste, care about the environment or want to connect with your community, OLIO is for you.
What is Olio?
Olio is an app where you can share your unwanted food and other stuff locally. Users in the area can choose to take them so that they don’t go to waste.
Getting setup on Olio
Visit the Olio website, download the app, register, allow it to get your location and then you can post anything that you have that you don’t want to use. Takes only 2 minutes to get going!
You then have a network of like-minded people who may take and use your unwanted goods and give them proper use saving them from landfill and the innevitable associated waste.
- methane in landfill (20x more potent than co2)
- co2 of transportation
- environemtal cost of creation of the food / item
What kind of items will list?
Examples that spring to mind are:
- fruit/veg that you can’t use,
- toiletries that don’t suit you,
- bananas that are overripe for your own use,
- a new curry paste you tried and disliked,
- loads of caffeniated tea bags when you’ve stopped drinking caffeine!
- Shaving creme when you prefer a beard
- Shampoo bar that doesn’t suit you
- Seeds when you’ve planted enough already but still have half a pack!
- Herbs when you’ve bought double by mistake
Examples I’ve Seen Listed On Olio
- Cinema tickets
- Food Vouchers
- Unused food from cafes
- Hair Curlers
- Helium Balloons