UPCOMING: In industrialized countries c. 40% of food is wasted especially in the life cycle phases of retail, restaurants and households. About 90 Million tons of food waste are generated in the EU per year. This situation is not acceptable.
THIS CHALLENGE WILL START SOON !
ELIMINATING FOOD WASTE IS A CHALLENGE
The open innovation challenge is to eliminate food waste by design and innovation (including social innovation) by reducing food waste in DC's (Production, Handling and Processing) and IC's (Retail, Services and Households).
BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM
All that food had to be produced in the first place consuming huge amounts of energy, water, land use and other resources. In industrialized countries around 40% of food is wasted especially in the life cycle phases of retail, services and households. This situation is not acceptable. Watch this documentary for the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8TDfjbpSBE&feature=youtu.be
The challenge is to eliminate food waste by design and innovation (including social innovation). We have to help retailers, restaurant owners and private households to better deal with
- food ordering and purchase,
- food storage and preservation, and
- food preparation and using left overs etc.
This challenge will be launched on the open innovation platform www.innonatives.com to develop and deliver creative and innovative solutions. The best solutions will be chosen by crowd voting and an expert jury. Assuming they get enough support from the international community, these solutions will advance to the crowd funding section where they can raise a budget for implementation.
POTENTIAL PARTNERS (to be confirmed)
- UN FAO
- WRAP UK, EU Fusion Project
- Zero waste Europe
- Slow food Europe
- ACR+ (Federation of Municipalities)