Over 1.3 billion tons of perfectly good food -- pastries, sandwiches, fish, produce, you name it -- are thrown away every year because it’s simply surplus for stores. A new app wants to help fight food waste from supermarkets, restaurants and food purveyors by connecting their leftover food with people willing to buy it at a steep discount. It’s called YourLocal, and it’s simple: In the last few hours of business, retailers post their surplus to YourLocal and sell it at up to 70 percent off. You claim it, buy it and pick it up. You’ll be saving money and the planet, too.
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