In a bid to reduce waste during one of the most indulgent times of year, HeroGo has announced the launch of its ‘Festive Box’ featuring all the vegetables you need for the perfect Christmas spread – while rescuing ‘ugly’ produce.
In the UAE alone, 1 million tonnes of perfectly good food is wasted every year, often because of the ‘ugly problem’ – this bit of veg is ‘too big’, one is ‘too small’, and one has a ‘funny shape’. Other reasons for unnecessary wastage is that food is too close to its sell-by date, it’s excess produce that’s not needed, the packaging is out of date, or other cosmetic reasons, like unusual colouring. When these groceries go in the bin, not only does it waste the food, but it also wastes the energy, water and resources that went into growing it.
This Winter, HeroGo is coming to the rescue with its solution to the fight against food waste. With HeroGo, you’ll not only save money on fresh fruit and veg, but you’ll be helping to revise the current grocery ecosystem where a third of the food grown globally is squandered. Through its sustainable practices HeroGo has this year contributed to a water saving of 98 million litres – that’s equivalent to 39 Olympic-sized swimming pools and has stopped 142,340kg of CO2e being emitted – enough to power one home for 35 years!
“At HeroGo, we embrace unwanted food and we rescue it. We make it affordable and then deliver it right to your doorstep in one click, saving you time and making your grocery bill cheaper. Plus, for every box delivered, we’ll provide meals for two people facing hunger. By choosing to shop with us, you’re the real hero! You’ll be saving food, saving resources and fighting inequality too,” says Daniel Solomon, Founder, HeroGo.
In the festive box you’ll find every ingredient needed for the perfect festive spread including potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onions, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, thyme, garlic, rosemary and parsley. Extras on offer include sweet potatoes, lemons, oranges and green beans. Festive boxes are available to pre-order online at rescuing ‘ugly’ produce from 11th December with deliveries between 17th and 24th December.