Food

Smart Meter Helps Cut Food Waste

By connecting a Winnow smart meter to a waste bin and customizing it to the food menu, kitchen staff in the catering and hospitality industry can learn exactly what food is wasted, and at what cost, in an effort to reduce food losses and save money. The system shows kitchen staff the value of each item wasted and sends the information to a cloud platform for data tracking. It also sends daily reports to pinpoint ways to cut waste and track performance, allowing commercial kitchens to record and analyze exactly what is put in the bin. This gives busy chefs the information necessary to drive improvements in their production processes, cut food waste and save money at the same time.

I believe that food is too valuable to waste, and that technology can help us change the way we make food.

Marc ZornesFounder, Winnow Solutions

Last year, 200 kitchens cut their food waste in half using the Winnow smart meter and together achieved millions of dollars in savings, according to the company

Why you should care

According to FAO, roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted, worth almost $1 trillion. By reducing this volume, Winnow’s smart meter offers a simple solution that cuts food waste and associated CO2 emissions while saving businesses money.

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