Sustainable packaging by means of laser technology

Sustainable packaging by means of laser technology

PerfoTec has an innovative way of packaging called the Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). With the use of new techniques, the company tries to package food in a safer, cheaper and more sustainable way. The goal is to reduce waste and costs because the productivity...
Measuring food waste with smart scale

Measuring food waste with smart scale

In the Netherlands, approximately 200,000 tons of food are thrown away every year. This concerns both foods that have already been prepared and unprepared foods. The start-up Zero foodwaste wants to provide insight into this waste pattern in the catering industry by...
Bioprotection to reduce food waste and plastic use

Bioprotection to reduce food waste and plastic use

Bioprotection is a method in which a specific combination of bacteria is added, which in turn inhibits other bacterial growth. This ultimately produces less lactic acid, which is beneficial for the shelf life. Bioprotection is thus a way to combat food waste and also...
Using the Internet of Things to combat food waste in the ‘fresh’ industry

Using the Internet of Things to combat food waste in the ‘fresh’ industry

The way in which we manage the conditions during the transport of fresh products causes big losses in value. Fruit transport alone, for example, involves a value loss of 5-8%. TNO and Wageningen Food & Biobased Research are responsible for a new study in which...