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TIME TO SORT OUT 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.

In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) met to agree to reduce per capita food waste in half by 2030. This set a new precedent by including food loss and food waste reduction within the UN’s global development goals.

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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.

BENEFITS OF SAYING NO TO FOOD WASTE ARE FAR-REACHING

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

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.

Say no to food waste

Read all about how TOMRA can tackle food waste in this thought leadership article.