On the 24th and 25th of May, during the first edition of 20Creathon ‘Changing Events’, we pay attention to the global issue of Food Waste.
Millions of people around the world are starving while the scarcity of raw materials increases and availability of agricultural land decreases. At the same time that the world population is rapidly growing, a third of all food produced for human consumption ends up as waste. The problem of food wastage is complex and can occur anywhere along the food chain from production to retail to consumption.
During production, food waste can result from a lack of agricultural know-how, improper handling, transportation, or storage. On the retail side, supermarket, restaurant, and catering practices can lead to further losses. And in Western countries, consumers tend to over-buy and end up throwing away food worth billions. There stands a lot to be gained from taking on the challenge of food waste. The consumer can help, for example, by asking for a doggy bag in a restaurant. But, consumers also want to see smarter production practices.
We live in a time where an immense amount of data is available that represents a largely untapped potential for innovation, especially when it comes to complex social issues. With the Food Waste Battle, we want to change that. We invite hackers to invest 36 hours on different issues surrounding food waste.
During the Food Waste Battle, we will look into several tracks. We will be working with tracks concerning consumers, transporters, processors, retailers and caterers, as well as new perspectives as urban farming. How can technology provide new ways of working together. We want to meet the challenge of how food waste can be reduced
Create impact – Change the waste of food forever.
Work together on challenges like:
The 20Creathon program is having a couple of deadlines to get you through the 24-48 hours. During every deadline you will battle against the other teams and you can win points. What the exact program will be, is a surprise. Deadlines are the following:
This event is organised by 20Creathon in coorporation with: WasteWatchers, Europastry, DuurzaamDoor, Packable, Walnut Food & Hospitality Management, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland.