Bonnie Wright Teams Up with Food Waste App Too Good to Go
We love Bonnie Wright for her feisty portrayal of Ginny Weasley in all eight Potter movies. But we also love her for using her platform to speak up about protecting the environment.
Recently, Wright teamed up with Too Good to Go, a movement against food waste, to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction.
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In an interview with Wright, Lucie Basch (cofounder of Too Good to Go) stated that 40% of the world’s food is thrown away, equating to 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. Too Good to Go’s ambition is to empower everyone to come together to do what they can to reduce food waste, which led to the founders creating an app where businesses in the food industry can sell their surplus food to individuals for a fraction of the cost. In turn, individuals can use the app to connect with local stores participating in the movement.
Too Good to Go’s website is full of information on how to reduce food waste. Simple changes can make a real difference in reducing household food waste, such as showing love for the wonky produce out there by buying less-than-perfect fruit and vegetables.
Businesses like grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, and bakeries can find out how to list their surplus food on the Too Good to Go app and sell it to customers. And schools can use the educational tools and resources, helping teach the next generation how to protect our planet.
During the interview between Wright and Basch, Wright observed how “often, we think that taking action for the environment is doing without or minimalizing things“ but that being part of the Too Good to Go movement is “the opposite of that.“
Basch agreed and stated that “you can do the right thing and still enjoy it. That’s what we prove at Too Good to Go. You can make a real difference for your planet and feel good.“ She also stated that Too Good to Go wanted to bring a “solution to the world and really be that global movement for fighting food waste, where everyone can feel a part of the solution.“
To hear more from Wright and Basch, check out the video below. Their enthusiasm for reducing food waste is infectious.
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Speaking to Us Weekly, Wright divulged that she had used the app herself and spoke about how the simple changes she has made in her own life, such as composting food scraps and not buying more than she needs, can make a real difference in reducing food waste.
Wright also revealed that there is a group chat between herself, Emma Watson, Katie Leung (Cho Chang), and Evanna Lynch, which was set up due to their common interests and goals toward environmental issues. Wright said that it has been nice that they found their way into something that shares a similar goal.
Wright isn’t only an advocate for reducing food waste. She is also passionate about protecting our oceans from microplastic waste and eliminating single-use plastics. Helping raise awareness with Greenpeace, Wright has organized the first-ever plastic-free picnic, set up a sustainability meet-up group called Waste Watch in Los Angeles, and urged Coca-Cola to abandon its use of single-use plastics. Wright became an oceans ambassador for Greenpeace in 2019.
Wright is also an ambassador for the Rainforest Alliance. She traveled to Guatemala in 2020 to highlight the important work it does on eliminating deforestation and meet with communities trying to preserve the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
So if you want to be like Bonnie and help fight against food waste, head to the Too Good to Go website for some informative tips, or maybe download the app to see whether any stores near you are participating. Will you be joining the movement?