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Half-price meals

Grocery store bins often contain products being sold at large discounts. By rescuing these products, you prevent waste, save money and get the chance to try a diverse variety of food products and new recipes.

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Savings: Discounted products are often 30 to 50% cheaper and you will see the savings immediately.

Remember this: Discounted products may be available on a limited basis, especially near the weekend. The selection also varies from day to day, so you may have to change your dinner plans according to what’s available.

Reducing your carbon footprint: Buying three kilograms of discounted products a week reduces your carbon footprint by 1% a year. This is equivalent to 400 kilometres of driving. Food accounts for more than 20% of carbon dioxide emissions. A reduction in food waste also reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emissions.

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