Winnow’s smart meter helps chefs measure and manage food waste by recording what is discarded in the bin.

By connecting a Winnow smart meter to a waste bin and customising 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 analyse 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.

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.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Winnow’s smart meter is an easy addition to commercial kitchens, which can help make the food industry more resource efficient and reduce its environmental footprint.

Responsible Consumption and Production

By recording what exactly is thrown away, chefs are held accountable for their kitchen practices and can be encouraged to reduce food Waste.