Apps Turning Restaurant Leftovers Into Cheap Meals Take Off in Asia

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Across Asia, tech startups are taking food otherwise destined for landfill and providing discounted meals through mobile phone apps.

About a third of food is lost or wasted every year globally, and the mountains of waste are estimated to cause 8-10% of greenhouse gas emissions such as methane, the United Nations says. The Asia-Pacific region is among the worst in the world for food waste, accounting for more than half of food squandered globally.