Our culture of overconsumption has created a monumental waste problem.
Not just in-the-bin waste, but the kind of stuff we all have around the house that never gets used.
It’s hurting us, and the planet.
Olio: the feel-good sharing app
The Olio Story
Now, we fight anything going to waste.
From toys to toiletries to tupperware.
The lightbulb moment for Olio came during Tessa’s house move.
Everything was packed and ready to go, but the fridge was still full. She couldn’t bear to see perfectly good food go in the bin, and knew that someone nearby would take it off her hands.
As she trawled the streets looking for someone who might be able to use her spare food, Tessa knew there had to be an easier way to connect with people. And so the concept of Olio was born.
Olio-ers around the world
Volunteers rescuing unsold food from local businesses
Ambassadors spreading the word
Portions of food shared
Household items shared
Tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided*
Litres of water saved
Car miles saved
Of Olio-ers have made new friends through sharing
Of Olio-ers say sharing has improved their mental health
Of Olio-ers say Olio has improved their financial wellbeing
* This figure was calculated for both upstream and downstream diverted emissions using our impact methodology, assuming 1 item shared results in 1 item not produced and not accounting for leakage or rebound effects.