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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...

Reducing food waste by using the right packaging

Reducing food waste by using the right packaging

Pere Fullana i Palmer participated in the round table conference on the circular economy of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Fullana i Palmer is a UN observer at the climate summit in Madrid, in addition to being the director of the UNESCO Chair...

British research about tackling food waste in supermarkets

British research about tackling food waste in supermarkets

A recent research from the British WRAP (Waste & Resource Action Programme) shows that supermarkets in the UK can reduce a large share of consumer food waste by taking measures. One of the points is a reduction of €4.7 bln in food that's thrown away. This can be...

$400 billion on worldwide food waste per year

$400 billion on worldwide food waste per year

Before the products even arrive in store there is already almost $400 billion lost in food waste worldwide. This was shown by research by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) from the United Nations. Every year no less than 14% of all food is lost, the report...

Metro tests real-time shelf life indicator to reduce food waste

Metro tests real-time shelf life indicator to reduce food waste

About the innovation The Metro Group has tested the "FreshIndex" app in five of its hypermarkets. The index is based on the hygiene data of manufacturers and the actual storage conditions of products. The FreshIndex is not printed as a fixed best-before date. Instead,...

Fight food waste with the help of a waste monitor

Fight food waste with the help of a waste monitor

Per year almost 150 million kilo's of food is lost to the rubbish bin from catering businesses, even though this is often still perfectly edible. By means of a waste monitor introduced by Zero Foodwaste they are trying to reduce food waste. In the kitchen at Novotel...

Longer shelf-life due to laser technology

Longer shelf-life due to laser technology

By means of a new technological development the shelf-life of fresh potatoes, vegetables and fruit can soon be prolonged. Belmark and PerfoTec are together working on the development of a laser technology that not only reduces food waste, but also the CO2 emissions....

16th October | Youth World Food Day in Ede

16th October | Youth World Food Day in Ede

The UN World Food Organisation announced that 16th October will be World Food Day. This day takes on worldwide challenges in the area of food. This should encourage people to think about a more sustainable and healthier eating pattern to keep the planet inhabitable....

Less food waste through the use of 3D-printers

Less food waste through the use of 3D-printers

By using a 3D printer, 2 industrial design students at the Technical University Eindhoven are re-using food that would otherwise be thrown away. Their company Upprinting Food is focused on printing decorative and edible components for dishes. Elzelinde van Doleweerd,...

Poland makes food waste prosecutable

Poland makes food waste prosecutable

Poland has adopted a new legislation requiring stores to pass on any unsold food to charities free of charge. Retailers that throw away food, receive a fine. This was reported by the polish press agency PAP. According to the new law, stores larger than 250 metres...

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