Title

Save More Waste Less

Location

Room A110

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

11-4-2018 11:15 AM

Abstract

Because America’s price of food is cheaper than virtually anywhere else in the world, the generation of food waste is inevitable. According to The Atlantic, almost fifty percent of all produce in America ends up wasted and in landfills, contributing to the massive amount of pollution the U.S. already struggles with maintaining. On top of that, forty percent of this wasted food comes from households, inspiring the idea of the app “Save More Waste Less.” This app would be targeting households due to the majority of food waste originating from them, and because a great deal of food waste comes from the misconception regarding expiration dates on food items, the app would be able to show the user how much longer the food item is safe to ingest after the expiration date while also telling users how to determine when the food item has become unsafe to ingest. The application would first be installed on a user’s electronic device, and whenever the user would want to know how much longer a food item is edible past the expiration date, the user would scan the item’s barcode using the camera located in the electronic device. This app would ultimately cause a decrease in food waste because if a user understood he or she had more time to consume a product, this person would be able to eat more of the food item, reducing the amount of food waste.

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Save More Waste Less

Room A110

Because America’s price of food is cheaper than virtually anywhere else in the world, the generation of food waste is inevitable. According to The Atlantic, almost fifty percent of all produce in America ends up wasted and in landfills, contributing to the massive amount of pollution the U.S. already struggles with maintaining. On top of that, forty percent of this wasted food comes from households, inspiring the idea of the app “Save More Waste Less.” This app would be targeting households due to the majority of food waste originating from them, and because a great deal of food waste comes from the misconception regarding expiration dates on food items, the app would be able to show the user how much longer the food item is safe to ingest after the expiration date while also telling users how to determine when the food item has become unsafe to ingest. The application would first be installed on a user’s electronic device, and whenever the user would want to know how much longer a food item is edible past the expiration date, the user would scan the item’s barcode using the camera located in the electronic device. This app would ultimately cause a decrease in food waste because if a user understood he or she had more time to consume a product, this person would be able to eat more of the food item, reducing the amount of food waste.