An original project against food waste – Savables

by Jul 10, 2024blog

It is known that 6,000 tons of food are thrown away every single day in Romania and nearly half comes from the restaurants.

In the following paragraphs, we have chosen to present a unique Romanian project, called Savables, where the main aim is to reduce food waste by offering users discounted menus from partner restaurants. Menus are uploaded to the platform if they expire soon and can be purchased by users if they come to that restaurant or fast food.

Savables is located in Timişoara, a very well known city in the west of Romania. On the Savables website, restaurants list the dishes they have on offer, with their price and the discount compared to the original price. It’s like a flash sale in the supermarket.

As a user, you enter the site, create an account and choose your favorite products. After you’ve made your reservation and paid online with your card, you go and pick up the food in the time slot set by the restaurant. Basically, if you’re at college or at work, you can reserve something and pick up the dish on your way home.

End users get good discounts on food, useful especially in this period of inflation, but also helps to reduce food waste. And for restaurants, it’s a way to reduce losses.

Savables was confirmed as a project with potential by the Startup Wise Guys accelerator in Estonia, where they were welcomed into the sustainability cohort. They also participated in the BlackSea ClimAccelerator in Romania.

10th grade from Technological High School of Services “Sfântul Apostol Andrei” Ploiesti