As outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, one of the major challenges humankind faces heading into this 21st century is how much food we manage to completely waste.
The U.S. and Europe are on par in contributing the most consumer-related waste—but interestingly, practically every major nation on Earth equally has an issue when it comes to commercial-level food waste.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, roughly one third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption each year—approximately 1.3 billion tons—is lost or wasted.
TotalCtrl is an Olso Founder Institute portfolio company combating commercial food waste through a SaaS solution for tracking food expiration dates.
Led by Co-Founder and CEO Charlotte Aschim, TotalCtrl is on a mission to develop a “faster, fresher future” by building a company that offers commercially attractive food waste reduction solutions.
Having now launched two product solutions, TotalCtrl has been named a top global innovation system, a European Food Waste Changemaker, and the winner of the 2018 Greentech Challenge.