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Food waste and TotalCtrl

Food waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges we have and food waste costs the world on a daily basis crazy sums of economic and environmental resources. The United Nations estimates that about a third of all food to people in the world is lost, which is a great paradox when every eighth person on the planet is starving at the same time. In total, it is thrown around 1.3 billion tons of food each year and approx. 28% of the world's total agricultural area is used to produce foods that is thrown away. A lot of food is already wasted before the food has reached households, but over 60 per cent of the Norwegian food waste lies with the consumer. In Norway, we wasted 355,000 tonnes of food in 2015, this corresponds to NOK 20.5 billion and approx. 1 million CO2 equivalents. The potential economic and environmental benefits of reducing food waste are high and the consequences of not taking adequate measures are serious - for billions of individuals, countries and the food system as a whole. A reduction of 20-50% of the global consumer food waste can save the world 120-300 billion dollars a year by 2030. In addition, reducing food waste will make a significant contribution to tackling climate change. 7% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year, are due to food waste.

In France, it has become illegal for the grocery industry to throw away food, and in Norway the Norwegian authorities have joined UN's sustainability goal 12.3 to halve food waste by 2030.

TotalCtrl provides sustainable IT solutions to consumers and retailers that will contribute positively to society, the environment and the economy through the reduction of food waste.

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