Innovators Margaret Tung, Jason Chen and Anuj Jhunjhunwala joined forces to create the PareUp App, an app that helps eliminate the waste of food, which is a serious problem in North America. Everyday in New York City alone, 6.5 million pounds of food is thrown out!
PareUp aims to link with supermarkets, restaurants and other food distributors to reduce such food wastage. When released, the app will contain a list of participating stores and their specific inventory of cheaper value, which will be updated on a daily basis. Stores like Breads Bakery, Oslo, Coffee Roasters and PushCart Coffee in New York City have already teamed up for the initiative.
The app is a great tool that benefits all parties: consumers, customers, the economy and, most importantly, the environment.