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British retailer Iceland reduces food waste by 2.500 tons

British retailer Iceland reduces food waste by 2.500 tons

A UK-based retailer has saved around 2.500 tons of food over the past two years. Retailer Iceland explains they have reduced their food waste by nearly a quarter since the beginning of 2018. By using proven methods for reducing food waste they managed to get to this...

Roompot and Too Good To Go enter into cooperation

Roompot and Too Good To Go enter into cooperation

Roompot has entered into a partnership with Too Good To Go, which means that they can save about 20,000 meals annually. Currently, there are 19 different parks from Roompot that offer daily surpluses in the Too Good To Go app. The so-called "Magic Boxes" are filled...

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...

Dutch supermarkets provide insight in food waste

Dutch supermarkets provide insight in food waste

On average, 98.3% of all food offered by supermarkets in the Netherlands is sold. 1.7% of the food, in kilograms, does not reach the consumer. This shows research carried out by supermarkets, the Central Food Trade Agency (CBL), Wageningen University & Research...

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...

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,...

Ahold takes further steps to counteract food waste

Ahold takes further steps to counteract food waste

Ahold Delhaize, the mother company of Albert Heijn, eagerly wants to do more to counteract food waste. There's a reduction of 50% by 2030 on the agenda. This is a big change compared to their earlier target of a decrease of 20% by 2020. The UN Climate Summit in New...

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