A2A Challenge: Food Glass Jar Waste Depackaging Systems


Ever wondered what happens to the unsold and unwanted food at the grocery store?....

Globally, one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted between the farm gates and your dinner plate. This equates to 1 billion tonnes of wasted food, with the vast majority destined for landfill. However, this doesn’t just mean billions of squandered meals and lost lasagnes. Approximately 6%-8% of all greenhouse gas emissions are derived from waste food production which is equivalent to 4.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide.  Finding ways of reducing our food waste and cutting lost emissions is one of the biggest challenges facing society today.

Waste processing company Linea Ambiente, are seeking solutions which are able to separate wasted food stuffs from glass containers to enable the efficient recycling of materials. Solutions need to be able to automatically load, open and empty individual food containers without human intervention and be able to discharge waste matter into dedicated collection receptacles. 

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