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Asian Consumers Fight Waste by Ordering Surplus Restaurant Food

  • Startups are cutting waste in Singapore, Hong Kong landfills
  • Region lags North America, Europe in sustainability awareness
Users of the treatsure food-rescue app buy discounted buffet-in-a-box meals from Singapore hotel chains.

Users of the treatsure food-rescue app buy discounted buffet-in-a-box meals from Singapore hotel chains.

Source: treatsure

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With a tantalizing array of satay chicken, wok-fried mud crab and chilled tiger prawns, the dinner buffet at Singapore’s Grand Hyatt hotel typically sets diners back about $70. Those on a tighter budget and with an eye on sustainability can fill a box for a 10th of that price.

Across Asia, tech startups are taking food otherwise destined for landfill and providing discounted meals through mobile phone apps.