Do you have an innovative solution to extending the shelf life of vegetables or one for reusing or recycling fruit and vegetable waste? Then Wealmoor need to hear from you.
As one of the first impact projects supported by the London West Innovation District, Wealmoor- as sustainable fresh produce grower and supplier- is on the hunt for innovative solutions to tackle food waste. Register now to learn more about how you can contribute at the Better World Collective summit!
The UK produces the highest amount of food waste in Europe. The UK throws away around 9.5 million tonnes of food waste in a single year- even though 8.4 million people in the UK are in food poverty.
Wealmoor, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of fresh fruit and vegetables want to meet innovative visionaries and explore revolutionary ways to transform their agricultural practices. In a two-day Better World Collective summit on 13-14 October 2021, selected start-ups and scale-ups will learn how to navigate commercial partnerships and connect with leaders and experts across departments in Wealmoor.
Through pitches, talks and workshops you will gain valuable insights to explore how your solution could help solve industry challenges and develop a dynamic approach towards helping you prepare for future collaborations with industry partners.
This summit is an opportunity to pitch your ideas to combat this emerging environmental crisis, explore prospects to test your solution and to build relationships with senior managers of a large international corporation, learning from the best experts in the field.
Some examples of innovative solutions may include:
• Sustainable packaging
• Reducing microbiological activity to prevent decay
• Sensors to identify early signs of decay
• Smart temperature controls
Some modernistic measures are already taking place, as Wealmoor currently have a site where significant amounts of mango peel are generated- polymers from this skin can be extracted and repurposed to create new sustainable materials such as recyclable plastic.
Why is this important?
Extreme weather conditions are causing production cycles to become irregular, affecting the volume and frequency of each harvest. This disruption to supply and demand is affecting storage needs, waste levels and profitability for both growers and retailers.
This means that produce has to be stored for longer before reaching customers.