Food loss and food waste are still a substantial problem in the catering and food industry. The issue came once again to the forefront during the Covid-19 lockdown. It’s an important problem that deserves a bold solution. EIT Food and Growzer have found this solution in the circular economy. From a circular perspective, the waste of one player is the raw material for another.
The Get Wasted marketplace is a two-sided online marketplace which will bring together local suppliers and buyers of food which would otherwise be wasted. As a local marketplace it facilitates supply and demand, it helps a circular economy and supports the local ecosystem.
All actors in the food supply chain - from retail to agriculture and the processing industry - come together in this inclusive circular ecosystem. They can find and support each other in a better and more flexible way via the platform, both offline and online. In addition to the prevention of food waste and processing of food surpluses, Get Wasted focuses on the valorisation of residual flows.
Through strong matchmaking, the circular platform helps all actors save on the costs of processing their food waste. Get Wasted connects residual products with their ideal sales market in the ecosystem. Catering and industrial kitchens can purchase food surpluses from agriculture at favourable rates. Residual flows are also valuable for processing via valorisation processes.