Food waste off the menu in Davos as Winnow wins Tech Disruptor Award at The Circulars

This week Winnow were awarded Tech Disruptor at the Circulars Economy Awards 2019

Their technology to reduce food waste recognised on the global stage

At the annual World Economic Forum which recognises achievement in developing the circular economy, Winnow were awarded Tech Disruptor 2019.

The awards, entitled The Circulars recognises achievement in developing the circular economy. Previous winners have included IKEA, Nike and Patagonia.

Marc Zornes, Winnow co-founder and CEO, accepted the award at a ceremony hosted at the World Food Programme tent on 21st January.

Marc said, “My team and I would like to salute the thousands of chefs around the world using Winnow to fight food waste. This award is recognition of their collective achievement, and we are proud that together we are saving over 23 million meals a year from the bin.”

”We believe that adoption of digital tools like Winnow will fast become the norm across the hospitality sector as the industry wakes up to the significant commercial and environmental benefits.”

In 2018 Project Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming, rated tackling food waste as the third most effective solution in the fight against climate change. Globally ⅓ of all food from farm to fork never gets eaten and if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses after the USA and China. Food waste costs the global economy around $1 Trillion in lost output, around 1.5% of global GDP.