According to FAO, one third of the food produced for human consumption in the world goes to waste because of the quality standards (color, shape etc.) overproduction, incorrect logistic decisions, and the lack of information about use-by and best before dates. 793 million people are malnourished in the world, while it is possible to feed those people with this amount.
Surplus foods end up being land filled, even though most of them is appropriate for human consumption, because companies have difficulty getting insight on their shrinkage, or they don’t know how to manage their surplus. The lack of infrastructure to manage waste effectively from one source is both a necessity for companies to take responsibility for the environment and a financial burden.
Whole Surplus creates technology connection between corporations to eliminate those technical and managerial barriers of waste management for food businesses through digitalisation and the Internet of Things. Whole Surplus’ management system offers holistic and digital solutions in line with Food Recovery Hierarchy and according to needs of its partner companies. Placing technology at the heart of a crucial issue as food waste, Whole Surplus delivers 360 degrees solutions to any type of food waste, that is eligible for human consumption, animal feeding, recycling or landfilling. Whole Surplus streamlines its clients' operational field work with a 3-pillard recovery upcycling process. First is a secondary sales marketplace where companies can sell their surplus to other parties at discounted prices. Second is a donation module to create the biggest social value out of surplus and to get tax advantages as well. Third one is recycling module (primarily animal feed, biogas production) to manage waste in a environmentally responsible way with guaranteed low cost and full traceability. Besides these three modules, platform provides real-time reporting and financial dashboards for dynamic waste stream analysis, better producing and procurement decisions to reduce waste at source.
With the help of the technology and network we have created, our aim is to reduce our partners food waste related carbon emission by 50%.