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25 Food Waste Reduction Innovations

From Food Waste Cookies to Food-Preserving Produce Labels

— May 23, 2020 — Eco
These food waste reduction innovations include food waste cookies and freshness-indicating produce stickers.

Standouts include Toronto's ImPerfect Fresh Eats eatery, a business that creates all of its menu items using imperfect produce. While ugly produce has often been discarded simply due to its appearance, a growing number of eco-conscious food brands are choosing to make use of these food products. In addition to food waste restaurant menus, grocers are also launching imperfect produce deliveries while craft breweries are using discarded ingredients like citrus peels, stale bread and more to create signature beer flavors.

Other food waste reduction innovations include Stixfresh's freshness-improving fruit stickers. The labels aim to reduce food waste by creating a food-preserving barrier over produce. This barrier makes food 50% fresher and speaks to rising stats of discarded fruit and vegetables within the United States annually.
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Leftover Crumpet Beers
Leftover Crumpet Beers
The Toast Ale x Warburtons Toasted Crumpet Session IPA Uses Food Waste
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24
Waste-Reducing Cooking Schools
Waste-Reducing Cooking Schools
Tesco's Community Cookery School Repurposes Surplus Food
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23
Food Waste Reduction Commitments
Food Waste Reduction Commitments
Kellogg UK Pledge to Reduce Food Waste by Half by 2030
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22
Avocado-Preserving Powders
Avocado-Preserving Powders
avoFresh Helps to Preserve Avocados and Guacamole for a Week
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21
Griddle Cake Beers
Griddle Cake Beers
Warburtons & Toast Ale Created the First Beer Brewed with Crumpets
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20
Circular Biodegradable Waste Conversions
Circular Biodegradable Waste Conversions
The Team at Genecis Creates High Performance Bioplastics
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19
Sustainable Food Discovery Apps
Sustainable Food Discovery Apps
Forkful Helps Users Make Sustainable and Nutritious Food Choices
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18
Drive-Thru Greengrocers
Drive-Thru Greengrocers
Tokyo's Food Supply Provides Safe Access to Fruits and Vegetables
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17
Food Waste-Reducing Fridges
Food Waste-Reducing Fridges
The Bosch Fresh by Design Collection Promotes Freshness & Fights Odors
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16
Food Waste Cookies
Food Waste Cookies
Renewal Mill's Chocolate Chip Cookies Use Okara Flour Made with Soybean Pulp
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15
Food Waste-Eliminating Apps
Food Waste-Eliminating Apps
The 'Foodspan' App Reminds Users to Eat Meals Before They Expire
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14
Seafood Waste Bioplastics
Seafood Waste Bioplastics
Shellworks Creates Recyclable Bioplastic from Lobster Shells
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13
Imperfect Produce Meals
Imperfect Produce Meals
Toronto's 'ImPerfect Fresh Eats' Makes Dishes with "Ugly Produce"
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12
Freshness-Concerned Refrigerator Tech
Freshness-Concerned Refrigerator Tech
Grundig's High-Tech Refrigerator Range is Mindful of Food
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11
Dehydrated Plant-Based Chips
Dehydrated Plant-Based Chips
Groung Rules Offers Nutrient-Dense Snacks That are Sustainable
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10
Happy Hour-Themed Food Discounts
Happy Hour-Themed Food Discounts
S-Market Deeply Discounts Soon-To-Expire Food At 9 PM Each Night
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9
Food Waste-Preventing Devices
Food Waste-Preventing Devices
The Lora-Enabled Temperature Sensors Reduce Restaurant Food Waste
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8
Sustainable Energy Generation Projects
Sustainable Energy Generation Projects
Kitchener is United by the Organic Waste Diversion Pilot
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7
Waste-Reducing Street Food Trucks
Waste-Reducing Street Food Trucks
Hellmann's Created a Menu with Commonly Wasted Food
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6
Food Waste-Preventing Bakeries
Food Waste-Preventing Bakeries
Milk & Cookies Bakeshop Sells 'Cake Scraps in a Sad Box'
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5
Reclaimed Citrus Beers
Reclaimed Citrus Beers
Lowlander's Zero-Alcohol Botanically Brewed Beer Repurposes Waste
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4
NFC-Enabled Food Containers
NFC-Enabled Food Containers
The Serva & FOSA Food Preservation System Prevents Food Waste
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3
Freshness-Increasing Produce Stickers
Freshness-Increasing Produce Stickers
These Stixfresh Fruit Stickers Extend Freshness by 50%
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2
Egg-Made Tableware
Egg-Made Tableware
Basse Stittgen Advocates Against Food Waste with a Range of Egg-Based Products
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Anti-Food Waste Appliances
Anti-Food Waste Appliances
The Conceptual 'Bubble' Food Tracker Helps with a Healthier Lifestyle
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