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IT'S TIME TO END FOOD WASTE

Almost a third of all food produced worldwide is never eaten, leading to 1.3 billion tons of food waste each year. This includes around 45 percent of all fruit and vegetables and 20 percent of meat. Just one quarter of this wasted food could feed the 795 million chronically hungry people around the world. Food waste is a global, billion-dollar problem. The White Paper ‘It’s time to end food waste’ explores the origins, the reasons and some exciting solutions for the global food waste problem. Supercharged composters, mini-ventilators, smart lipid films are just some of the solutions to reduce the 1.3 billion tons of food that is currently wasted. Scientists and entrepreneurs present their vision about tackling the global food waste problem.

What needs to be done. What could be done. What is done. 

As a leading manufacturer of sensor-based food sorting systems, TOMRA Sorting Food is acutely aware of the food waste issue and works closely with farmers, processors and retailers to achieve the objective of reducing food waste. The White Paper ‘It’s time to end food waste’ explores the origins, the reasons and some exciting solutions for the global food waste problem. Supercharged composters, mini-ventilators, smart lipid films are just some of the solutions to reduce the 1.3 billion tons of food that is currently wasted. Scientists and entrepreneurs present their vision about tackling the global food waste problem.

As global leader in food sorting and peeling technology we try to be very vocal about food waste, addressing the problem and offering solutions to improve the supply chain. Sensor-based sorting machines can determine that a product is 70 percent good quality and, rather than consigning this to waste, the majority of the product can then be reworked until it is ready to be used. For example, when storing potatoes or blueberries, you must ensure healthy product doesn’t suffer from mold or rot to help lengthen the lifetime of the product.

 

The White Paper ‘It’s time to end food waste’ is now available for download at the bottom of this webpage.

 

BENEFITS OF SAYING NO TO FOOD WASTE ARE FAR-REACHING

  • Reduced food waste 
  • Maximized yield and profit
  • Brand protection
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Reduced inefficiencies
  • Lower overheads
  • Optimized production line
  • Lead the resource revolution
  • ...