Disposable cups and food waste – not with Shell
Around twelve million tons of food are thrown away every year in Germany alone because they are "left". Shell thinks that doesn’t have to be, and therefore cooperates with the food rescuers from "Too Good to Go". The time of the disposable cups in the Shell Shop should soon be a thing of the past by participating in the recup deposit system.
For links on this page, Site receives. A commission from the dealer, Z.B. For marked. More information on the heart: You have already threw food away this month because the expiry date was exceeded or already mold? Around twelve million tons of food are thrown away every year in Germany alone. Half of this waste quantity arises in private households because we buy things that we then do not eat: 75 kilos per capita – every year.The trade, restaurants and snacks also know the problem: the day is coming to an end and on the stove or in the counter are still quasi freshly prepared, enjoyable snacks and dishes. In the past, they often ended up in the trash. But now resourceful entrepreneurs have developed intelligent solutions on how to save these foods: for example, by conveying food to people who have already fought but not sold, who are now in the mood for it."Too Good to Go" is pursuing a particularly successful approach, which claims to be the world’s largest digital marketplace for excess foods. Interested parties only need the "Too Good to Go" app, the registration is free of charge. The app always gives users a current overview of which stores in their radius of food have remained unsuccessful. The participating dealers then offer these at a discounted price, often as a surprise bag. For example, the customer reserves this "Magic Bag", pays – and picks them up at the time mentioned. So "Too Good to Go" avoids reserved products remain.
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More than 7.500 supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, hotels and also petrol stations in Germany offer their overproduction at reduced prices via the app. "Too Good to Go" has also been active in the USA since September 2020, and there are already more than 65 worldwide.000 partner companies. For this innovative way of saving food in front of the garbage can, “Too Good to Go” recently received the site innovation price. The social impact business from Berlin prevailed against 500 competitors.
Too good to go
Shell is also one of the partners of the initiative. More than 250 Shell petrol stations across Germany are already part of the community-and the trend is rising. Since July 2020, Shell has been able to do more than 35 in this way.000 surprise bags with products from the bakery, bistro or petrol station shop save in front of the garbage can.
Drinking coffee on the way – this can also be environmentally friendly
The Shell petrol stations are not only an important point of sale for snacks and snacks, but also for coffee. The coffee to go is very popular, not only at the petrol station. But this creates another problem: According to calculations by the Federal Environment Affair, 2.8 billion disposable cups are thrown away every year in Germany, that is more than 34 per capita – and not all land in the trash or even when recycling.
Lower-hearted entrepreneurs also come up with a solution for this: The Pfandbecher-System from "Recup" is impressive and conveniently implemented for customers and dealers. There are already over 7.000 editions and returns throughout Germany. In order to promote the avoidance of disposable cups at petrol stations, Shell also joined this initiative. If a shop partner is at Recup, the customer can order his coffee there in the deposit cup and only has to store one euro deposit. The customer takes the cup with him, but does not throw it away – after all, he also paid a deposit. If you want a coffee again, he can swap his mug with any shop that takes part in the Recup system for a new full cup -without a new deposit costs. Or he only releases the cup there and gets his deposit back. This is possible with every partner of the recup system. So if you have bought your cup from a Shell station, you don’t have to go back there to hand over the cup. Instead, you can do this at another Shell station, provided that it also takes part in Recup. Other traders who are part of the Recup system also take their deposit cup back. You can find out which retailers near your nearby the Recup cup will be in the RECUP app.
1.200 Shell stations in Germany are already participating in the recup system. In this way, more than two million disposable cups could be saved at Shell in 2020 alone. By the way, as a Shell customer, you benefit directly: on every coffee in the reusable cup, be it in the recup pawn or in your own cups there is a 20 percent discount at participating Shell stations. If that’s not an argument! Are these not two more good reasons to stop by in your Shell Shop again? You are welcome!
Find out more about the Shell reusable cup here
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