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I remember when @OLIO_ex was no more than a gleam in the Celestial One's firmament . . . .

see here from 2015. . . .  and now they have a joint venture with Tesco.  (you also remember Muddy Boots, who famously did not have a joint venture with Tesco).

This is Olio's latest quarterly newsletter

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Dear partners, advisors and friends,

We want to begin our update with a very exciting announcement.

It’s been a long time in the works but we’re thrilled to announce our nationwide partnership with Tescohttps://mcusercontent.com/ca141153c47e9e2266a4d389e/images/6a36691c..." width="18" class="CToWUd"/>

This new partnership will allow us to rescue surplus food from its 2,700 stores and redistribute it to communities all over the UK via our Food Waste Heroes programme.


As a result, millions of meals will be saved, bringing OLIO to all corners of the UK at a time when economic difficulty is so high.  

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2.4 million
signed up users
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6 million
portions of food shared
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20 million
car miles off the road
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1 billion

litres of water saved
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5.8k tonnes
CO2 equiv. emissions
prevented 
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55k
OLIO volunteers rescuing food & spreading the word
https://mcusercontent.com/ca141153c47e9e2266a4d389e/images/5ffda0a5..." width="20" class="CToWUd"/> OLIO MADE

There is an exciting new chapter for OLIO coming very soon – introducing OLIO MADE! This new feature in the app allows Makers to sell their sustainable handmade crafts & delicious homemade food directly to their neighbours. It’s like a community food & craft market at your fingertips!

We have over 7,000 Makers already pre-registered and we can't wait to launch this new feature in the first week of October – keep your eyes peeled. 

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ca141153c47e9e2266a4d389e/images/a01c..." width="20" class="CToWUd"/> Goals
Swipe right, save the planet. This Summer also saw the launch of our feature, Goals. Goals is a fun, easy & interactive guide to help our OLIOers live a more planet-friendly life. Users can swipe right to accept a new goal and add it to their to-do list, and then swipe left for 'maybe later'. We're blown away that our OLIO community has collectively completed more than 200,000 Goals!
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ca141153c47e9e2266a4d389e/images/f79b..." width="20" class="CToWUd"/> What we're reading

1. Time to get serious about food waste in fight against global heating (The Guardian)
2. How the lockdown forced the UK to confront its food waste problem (New Statesman)
3. 73% of Brits now crafting (Craft Council)

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This Summer saw the arrival of our first ever national TV ad! For 4 weeks in August, our 'It feels good to share' animation was broadcast on a variety of UK channels. If you missed it on TV, you can watch it here

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Join us for our upcoming webinar, 'Keeping Sustainability Top of the Agenda for Food Businesses' where we will hear from industry experts on the topics of food waste, food insecurity & healthy eating. 

Guest speakers include Peter Backman from Peter Backman Foodservice Consultancy, Will Nicholson from The Food Foundation, Kirsty Saddler from LEON Restaurants, and Charlotte Wright, Head of CSR at Elior.

The webinar is free and takes place on Tuesday, 20 October (14:00 – 15:00) UK time.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ca141153c47e9e2266a4d389e/images/713d..." width="20" class="CToWUd"/> Rescue

We've been working with Albert – the authority on sustainability for film & TV – to support the production industry to put an end to food waste. Whether it's collecting food used in cooking shows, or surplus from on-set catering, our Food Waste Heroes make sure it finds its way to people, not bins.

Last month, we worked with KEO Films to rescue 110kg of surplus from the filming of BBC's Best Home Cook. If you want your food rescued, get in touch at
 sales@olioex.com

We hope you enjoyed reading this. If you have any feedback, questions or suggestions, just hit reply to this email. We'd love to hear from you!
 
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ca141153c47e9e2266a4d389e/images/34ff..." width="20" class="CToWUd"/> Tessa & Saasha
Co-Founders of OLIO
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Why not connect with us on LinkedIn https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ca141153c47e9e2266a4d389e/images/bcc7..." width="14" class="CToWUd"/> Saasha & Tessa, and follow OLIO too!

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