OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Minimizing waste

Trying to make my home nearly zero waste by sharing food with friends, refreezing portions and buying fresh from the market.

Photo of Jine Philibossian

Written by

In household of 4 sometimes it is hard for me to cook small portions, therefore, I try to invite friends and neighbours to share the food I have left.  If I can't, I freeze the portions and use in a later week.

How did you find out about this challenge? (Check all that apply)

  • Email from OpenIDEO
  • OpenIDEO website

Would you like to be involved in Accelerate in the future? (Check all that apply)

  • Yes! I'd love to be involved in some way.


Join the conversation:

Photo of Priya Arya

Hi Jine,

Thanks for sharing. It's great to hear that food sharing is a idea that exists on many levels. I currently work in a startup seeking to promote donations of excess food from food providers like restaurants and caterers in Philadelphia. It's great to hear that such an idea is valued on the individual level as well. If you haven't heard of the Food Swap app, you should check it out. It is right up your ally with this post.

Thanks again!

View all comments