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53 Food Preservation Projects

From Ugly Produce Campaigns to Charitable Hunger Apps

— July 29, 2015 — Social Good
These food preservation projects seek to tackle the growing issue of food waste in urban communities. Many consumers and business establishments are guilty of throwing out enormous amounts of food each and every day. These food preservation projects seek to tackle the problem of food waste through innovative campaigns and cutting-edge technology.

For the average consumer, it can be difficult to use up every piece of food you purchase. To combat the issue of household food waste, many companies have developed products that help extend the life of the fresh food we buy. Some of the revolutionary products that help consumers reduce food waste include electricity-free vegetable storage, rejuvenating food covers and produce-extending gadgets.

While the issue of consumer food waste is a growing concern, a great deal of food waste also comes from businesses such as grocery stores and restaurants. One of the innovative ways that supermarkets have sought to combat food waste is by making their surplus products available to charities and other non-profit organization. In contrast, many restaurants have been cutting down on food waste by using leftovers for other purposes such as compost or new menu items.
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Waste-Reducing Public Refrigerators
Waste-Reducing Public Refrigerators
This Public Fridge Lets Anyone Take or Leave Leftover Food
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52
Potluck Planning Platforms
Potluck Planning Platforms
The Feastly Peer-to-Peer Sharing Community Organizes Dinner Parties
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51
Altruistic Foodsharing Sites
Altruistic Foodsharing Sites
The CropMobster Site Connects Individuals and Organizations for Good
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50
Rejuvinating Food Covers
Rejuvinating Food Covers
The MOLO Microwave Cover Uses Water Vapor to Bring Old Meals Back to Life
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49
Food Freshness Identifiers
Food Freshness Identifiers
Chao Zhang’s Tags Tell You When Your Food is Rotten
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48
Eco Catering Projects
Eco Catering Projects
The INNOCAT Initiative Aims to Launch an Environmental Food Service
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47
Food-Preserving Apps
Food-Preserving Apps
The Fridge App Helps You Keep an Eye on Your Fridge to Prevent Food Spoilage
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46
Waste-Eliminating Catering
Waste-Eliminating Catering
The Chive Sustainable Event Design Company Focuses on Green Eats
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45
Meal-Sharing Services
Meal-Sharing Services
The Casserole Club Helps Share Portions of Homemade Food with Neighbors
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44
Surplus Food Donation Apps
Surplus Food Donation Apps
The 'Spoiler Alert' App Helps Streamline Supermarket Food Donations
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43
Food Preservation Campaigns
Food Preservation Campaigns
#WhatTheFork Aims to Reduce Food Waste by Embracing 'Ugly' Produce
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42
Non-Profit Grocery Shops
Non-Profit Grocery Shops
The Daily Table Sells Food Donated by Wholesalers
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41
Produce-Sharing Communities
Produce-Sharing Communities
AmpleHarvest.org Lets Gardeners Give to Their Neighbors in Need
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40
Waste-Reducing Recipe Sites
Waste-Reducing Recipe Sites
Sainsbury's Food Rescue Powered by Google Helps Reduce Food Waste
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39
Food Conservation Apps
Food Conservation Apps
The FoodKeeper App Minimizes Waste with Cooking and Storage Tips
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38
Charitable Hunger Apps
Charitable Hunger Apps
Feeding Forward Helps With Donating Food and Eliminating Food Waste
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37
Zero Waste Blogs
Zero Waste Blogs
Lauren Singer Shares Secrets to Sustainable Living, Without Making Trash
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36
Waste-Transforming Startups
Waste-Transforming Startups
Eat Limmo Created a New Plant-Based Ingredient Used in Baking
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35
Generous Foodsharing Campaigns
Generous Foodsharing Campaigns
Ben & Jerry's Food Waste Campaign Shares What You Don't Eat
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34
Empowering Food Projects
Empowering Food Projects
The Campus Kitchen Uses Gardens to Educate Kids on Food Waste and Hunger
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33
Food Donation Apps
Food Donation Apps
The 'Foodcloud' App Will Distribute Unwanted Grocery Store Food to Charities
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32
Senior Citizen Restaurant Pop-Ups
Senior Citizen Restaurant Pop-Ups
Oma's Pop-Up Serves as a Social Reintegration for Grandparents
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31
Produce-Extending Gadgets
Produce-Extending Gadgets
The Green Heart Contains Potassium and is Designed to Reduce Food Waste
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Waste-Based Menus
Waste-Based Menus
Organic Waste Uses Now Include Food Served in Restaurants Like Brothl by Joost
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29
Food Preservation Powders
Food Preservation Powders
These Food Powders Give New Life to Expired Fruits and Vegetables
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28
Vacuum-Powered Food Containers
Vacuum-Powered Food Containers
The VacuVita Air Seals Your Food To Keep It Fresh
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Food Expiry Apps
Food Expiry Apps
'The Fridge' is an App That Warns When Your Groceries Will Spoil
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Leftover Food-Trading Apps
Leftover Food-Trading Apps
The 'LeftoverSwap' App is Designed to Help Locals Trade Leftover Food
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25
Touchscreen Fridge Monitors
Touchscreen Fridge Monitors
The Kitchen Hub Helps You Plan Meals and Monitor Expiration Dates
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24
Solar Food Storage Containers
Solar Food Storage Containers
The Wakati Stores Fruit and Vegetables Without Refrigeration
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23
Pay-As-You-Feel Cafes
Pay-As-You-Feel Cafes
The Real Junk Food Project in the United Kingdom Offers Services by Donation
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22
Waste-Reducing Mobile Discounts
Waste-Reducing Mobile Discounts
EcoBasket Hopes to Offer Perishable Food Coupons via Smartphones
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21
Food-Recycling Machines
Food-Recycling Machines
The EcoSafe Digester Converts Food Waste into Greywater
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20
Anti-Food Waste Apps
Anti-Food Waste Apps
The PareUp App Lets You Buy Excess Food From Retailers at a Low Cost
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19
Food Waste Discounts
Food Waste Discounts
Diners Exchange Food Waste for Reduced Restaurant Rates
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18
Ugly Produce Packaging
Ugly Produce Packaging
Loblaws' No Name Products Are Branded as 'Naturally Imperfect'
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Reusable Take-Out Containers
Reusable Take-Out Containers
The 'GO Box' is Designed to Replace Single-Use Restaurant Containers
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16
Ugly Produce Campaigns
Ugly Produce Campaigns
Intermarche Defends Oddly Shaped Vegetables & Fruits to Reduce Food Waste
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15
Food Spoilage Sensors
Food Spoilage Sensors
This Wireless Food Spoilage Sensor Sends Alerts to Your Smartphone
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14
Energy-Converting Receptacles
Energy-Converting Receptacles
The Revive Makes Food Waste Recycling Practical and Functional
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13
Waste-Powered Supermarkets
Waste-Powered Supermarkets
This Sainsbury's Supermaket Will Be Powered by its Own Food Waste
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12
Food Scrap Dining
Food Scrap Dining
The Salvage Supperclub Initiative Serves Food From Dumpsters in a 6 Course Meal
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11
Electricity-Free Vegetable Storage
Electricity-Free Vegetable Storage
This Device Allows You to Store Veggies at Room Temperature
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10
Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Waste-Free Grocer Concepts
Lagom is Market Concept Based on Using "Just the Right Amount"
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9
Reactive Food Labels
Reactive Food Labels
These Food Expiration-Indicating Packaging Degrades With Spoiled Items
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8
Flat-Pack Food Containers
Flat-Pack Food Containers
The Fold Project's Reusable Containers Offer an Alternative to Disposal
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7
Non-Electric Food Storage
Non-Electric Food Storage
The Mitti Cool Clay Fridge Prevents Food Waste in Developing Countries
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6
Sustainable Supermarkets
Sustainable Supermarkets
Original Unverpackt Aims to Become Germany's First Waste-Free Supermarket
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5
Futuristic Modular Refrigerators
Futuristic Modular Refrigerators
Future Connect by Yujie Peng Ensures Food Doesn't Go Bad
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4
Digital Cooking Tables
Digital Cooking Tables
The New Concept Table from IKEA Will Suggest Recipes Based on Leftovers
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3
Food Waste Fertilizing
Food Waste Fertilizing
The Urban Composter Brings the Breaking Down of Organic Matter Indoors
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2
Unpackaged Food Supermarkets
Unpackaged Food Supermarkets
Original Unpacked is Lowering Food Waste by Unconventional Means
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Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
This Store Will Allow Shoppers to Buy Recipe Kits and Ingredients
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