ORBISK LAUNCHES NEW SOLUTION TO REDUCE INDUSTRY FOOD WASTE BY UP TO 50%
Dutch startup Orbisk is on a mission to make the world food system more sustainable and aims to reduce food waste by up to 50%.
The company has introduced a new programme using innovative technology and AI to provide the food service industry with detailed insights into its food waste.
A smart camera which sits on top of the waste bin, connected to a scale, can automatically register any food that is thrown away up to ingredient level.
According to Orbisk, by using this programme, companies could save thousands of kilos – worth tens of thousands of US dollars – per year and achieve a net operating margin increase of 2 to 5% while doing good for the planet.
A spokesperson for Orbisk said: “Our role is to guide and accelerate the innovation process that will transform the food system.
“Our approach puts the needs and concerns of consumers at the heart of the food value chain, co-creating ideas to drive a more resource-efficient, secure, trusted and transparent food system.”
One third of all the food produced worldwide is wasted, representing 1.3 billion tons of edible food and unnecessary spending.
Now Orbisk has created the new tech to enable professional kitchens to adapt and optimise their entire food process.
It means hotels and restaurants will now be able to benefit from high cost savings by using its fully automated food waste monitoring service.
How Orbisk works
Orbisk has tasked itself with helping hotels, restaurants and caterers to track and combat their waste.
Through image recognition technology, Orbisk recognises what sort of ingredient goes to waste and how much.
Chefs, kitchen staff, and business owners get access to an online dashboard with all the collected data from the monitor.
They can see per week, day, or ingredient, how much they throw away, and at which moment of the day.
This allows them to recognise repeat losses and adapt their entire kitchen process to save food, money, and do good for the environment.
Orbisk food waste solution helps an average food service location save an average €50,000 per year and is available for €579 per month.
The company works with professional kitchens to track their waste and adapt the cooking process through the interactive dashboard.
Combat Climate Change
According to Project Drawdown, food waste reduction is the number one solution to combat climate change.
The food service industry wastes billions of kilograms of edible food per year, resulting in pollution from growing, farming and transport, and billions of kilograms of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.
A spokesperson said: “And it’s happening because of a lack of insights. After all, you can’t reduce your food waste if you don’t know how much you waste.”