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Google’s new software against food waste

Google’s new software against food waste

Google has created a software against food waste in collaboration with chefs, supermarkets and growers. This software ensures that leftover food is redistributed as quickly as possible and as smartly as possible to places where it is needed. The software also looks at...

AI rubbish bin reduces food waste

AI rubbish bin reduces food waste

A Swiss start-up is helping companies measure their food waste. After all, we have to measure things often to be able to improve them. The Kitro company has designed an AI rubbish bin that measures how much food is thrown away. In this way, companies gain insight into...

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...

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....

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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