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A low-budget restaurant dinner

Stop at a restaurant on your way home from work and pick up an inexpensive surplus lunch. The whole family can enjoy a restaurant meal and you have time to relax instead of cooking. Some workplace restaurants also sell meals to take home towards the end of the lunch period – ask your lunch place about surplus food.

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Savings: A surplus lunch costs about three to five euros and is significantly less expensive than eating dinner at a restaurant.

Remember this: A limited number of restaurants offer surplus meal services. However, if more people used these services, more restaurants would probably get involved. You need a smart device to use the services because they operate via an application that you can upload.

Reducing your carbon footprint: Buying surplus meals three times a week reduces your carbon footprint by 1% a year, equivalent to the emissions resulting from 400 kilometres of driving.


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