Today, Bulgaria is trying to reduce the amount of food wasted, with about 90 kg of food per capita being wasted annually in the country.
According to bourgas.ru, Bulgaria is currently trying to reduce the amount of food wasted, with about 90 kg of food per capita being wasted annually in the country.
In Bulgaria, about 90 kg of food per capita is thrown away every year. For comparison, about 40 kg is thrown out in neighboring Greece. The solution in prevention is to shop more mindfully, on a list, and to share excess food, rather than throwing it away. Jane Dimitrova, the founder of the foodobox app, spoke about this in the Business Start program.
“One of the goals of the Green Deal is to halve food waste by 2023,” she said.
Achieving zero waste is difficult, but food can be “saved” from disposal by buying near-expiry items and sharing with family and friends, the source said.
There are many ways to avoid “creating” food waste. Most of the food is thrown away in the household and on our website we offer simple ways to extend the life of food, starting with its proper storage, Dimitrova said.
“The myth is that bread needs to be refrigerated. Much better in a paper bag in a cool place. Bread can be frozen,” she added.
In June we will be celebrating one year since the launch of our app and we are seeing interest from both its users and restaurants that are our business partners and offer food to the rescue. We currently cover 10 cities in Bulgaria and have more than 200 business partners who offer food products every day, and about 20,000 consumers who save these products every day by visiting food outlets to “save” products at a discount”, — Dimitrova said.
“When well-known brands trusted us and saw that it was worth it, costs were optimized and new customers appeared, everything became easier,” Dimitrova added.
You can also see how social entrepreneurship is developing in our country, whether it is possible to achieve zero waste, how to prevent the dumping of good food, what are the innovative solutions to the food crisis and where is Bulgaria’s place in the fight against food waste.
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