Smart technology helping to solve £13bn food waste problem
UK-based startup Winnow helping restaurants save annual £13bn of wasted food
What's going on here?
A UK-based startup is using smart technology in a bid to solve the UK’s growing food waste problem. Winnow aims to help restaurants reduce £13bn worth of food waste by implementing its technology in commercial kitchens and restaurants.
What does this mean?
The innovation uses scales attached to food bins to monitor food waste. Staff simply use a tablet to enter the types of food being disposed of. This then provide data on what’s being wasted, including daily and weekly reports and offers restaurants actionable solutions to reduce its waste.
Winnow estimates that it has so far saved 15,000,000 meals - which equates to 26,194 tonnes of CO2. And not only does it reduce food waste, it also saves money, making it a total no-brainer for businesses!
Why should we care?
Food waste is becoming one of the world’s biggest problems as demand on the world’s resources continues to be stretched. It’s estimated that a third of all food is wasted. Wasted food means wasted resources and unnecessary emissions.
An estimated £13bn of food is wasted in commercial kitchens, however, this only scratches the surface of the UK as a whole - it doesn’t include the waste from the its 27 million households. Fortunately Winnow is planning to bring their technology into homes.
See how this UK town got on implementing Winnow, and other food waste technologies.
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