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Saskia commented on OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution

Hi Tessa, this is a very interesting sharing platform! I was curious about how you encourage people who might not be in tune yet with how much food they waste, to actually start using the app? I was also wondering if you have some insights or data about what causes people to waste in the first place, and what motivates them to change their habits?

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Saskia commented on Enough is Enough: Portion Sizes at Restaurants

@Brandon Drumm, I think this is a very interesting example, and there might also be a connection to what @Jim Tobias said above about 'overabundance as reassurance'. How might we rethink the restaurant experience as providing value and overabundance (as Jim describes) instead of the quantity of food being the main provider of the value (without people leaving hungry)? How can a perception of overabundance be created without the massive portion sizes - can we shift the focus? I suppose another question is why we dine out (and I realise this will depend on a number of factors) - but is it for the experience, or is it to satisfy our hunger?

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Saskia commented on Less - make recycling a social and collective effort.

Hi Rob, nice idea. Two quick thoughts:
Would it be possible to integrate this idea into an existing social network / other platform? Your app does seem quite specific , but it might be an easier way for people to immediately engage with it.
I understand you want to use the peer pressure to get people to recycle more, but what will the initial incentive be for people to download and use the app / join the network?