Project: Smart storage solutions in the fridge of the future to reduce food waste
About one third of the food production in the world is thrown away, which is one of the largest single sources of greenhouse gas emissions. This project focuses on one of the most important areas of food waste, namely food that is thrown from refrigerators when not used in time.
Project manager at Linnaeus University Jorge Luis Zapico Other project members Björn Hedin (project manager), Cecilia Katzeff and Rob Comber, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Participating organizations KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linnaeus University Financier Vinnova Timetable 1 jan 2019–31 Dec 2021 Subject Computer science and media technology (Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Faculty of Technology) Website kth.se/sv/mid/research/sustainability/projects/fridge-1.858963
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Of the world's total food production, about 1/3 is thrown away, which is one of the largest single sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This project is lead by KTH MID and intend to focus on one of the most important areas of food waste, namely food that is thrown from refrigerators when not used in time.
We intend to develop and evaluate digital driven solutions aimed at increasing "food supply awareness". The solutions will be developed in close collaboration with users, and evaluated longitudinally in Swedish households.