OLIO launches revolutionary food sharing app to reduce waste

December 26, 2017 by  
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OLIO  is an online app designed to reduce food waste through social networking . After creating an account, OLIO users can upload photos and descriptions of foods, such as extra vegetables, surplus canned goods, or leftover meals, that they wish to share. Since launching in the United Kingdom in early 2016, OLIO has gained 322,000 users, with more than 400,000 food transactions made on the app. A third of OLIO’s regular users are from low-income households. “[The food system] is clearly absolutely bonkers and needs to be fixed,” said OLIO co-founder Tessa Cook, who was inspired to create the app to deal with what she describes as “one of the biggest problems facing humanity today,” according to the Independent . One-third of all food produced globally is wasted, while in the United Kingdom, the average family discards £700 worth of food each year. Cook was inspired by one incident in which she sought to share leftovers on the street, but could not find someone. “I thought, this is perfectly delicious food . I know there is someone within 100 meters who would love it. The problem is they don’t know about it,” she said. Related: France is the world’s most sustainable food country When Cook realized there was no food-sharing app, she and Saasha Celestial-One, an American former investment banker, co-founded OLIO after raising £1.65 million (~$2.2 million) in investor funding. OLIO is now collaborating with cafes and supermarkets to reduce food waste , while positively impacting business and consumer behavior. Sharing apps like OLIO have highlighted the positive possibilities of a networked society. “These have made visible the kind of opportunity within all this stuff around us, and they can be really powerful,” said Joe Iles, editor-in-chief of Circulate , a magazine which promotes the idea of a circular economy, in which materials and products are reused . Via the Independent Images via OLIO and Depositphotos

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MIT designs innovative wearable tech that makes it easier to network

February 22, 2015 by  
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MIT students have designed Social Textiles , an innovative social network that helps you break the ice in the form of a t-shirt. Printed with thermochromatic ink letters, the wired t-shirts light up and spell out information to clue you in to common interests with new acquaintances, and can even notify you when a friend is nearby. The wearable technology receives information from a phone app via bluetooth . READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bluetooth , MIT , social network , social textiles , thermochromatic , Wearable Tech , wearable technology

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Facebook turns on hydroelectric data center in Sweden

June 13, 2013 by  
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The social network's first data center in Europe runs on hydropower. What does Greenpeace say?

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Facebook to Build Yet Another Massive New Data Center

November 12, 2010 by  
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Following upon the announcement last year of a new facility in Oregon, followed by a doubling of that facility, news this week is that the social network will now also be building a $450 million facility in North Carolina.

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POKENs Ditch Paper Business Cards, Could Make Shaking Hands More Than a Friendly Gesture

January 22, 2010 by  
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Oh yes…It’s an Obama POKEN. Image via MarketWatch video We know the greenest option for a business card: scratch the info off a card already handed to you, replace it with your own, and recirculate it.

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