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Winnow: tech against waste

Winnow: tech against waste

by Disrupts MagazineJune 2, 2016

In our previous edition, we mentioned the problem of food waste by introducing Olio, the food exchange app that encourages people to share food they don’t want instead of throwing it away. 

Today, this issue has raised awareness in all industries and some tech companies, like Winnow, decided to tackle the problem at the source: invading the hospitality sector. 

Working with big names clients, hotels, restaurants and catering companies,  Co-founder and CEO Marc Zornes Thanks’ aim is to help the hospitality industry tackle avoidable food waste by connecting the kitchen to empower chefs to run a more efficient operation. 

The smart scale also aims to make people change: staff are shown the value of each item thrown away giving greater visibility and awareness to drive behaviour change. 

It is said that 1/3 of all food is wasted globally which costs the hospitality sector an estimated $80bn+ annually. Winnow cuts food waste in half and has already saved its customers £2m per annum. Founded in 2013, the company has worked with over 200 kitchens and opened new business in Ireland and Asia, like Singapore and Hong-Kong.

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