Reducing food waste is an uphill battle. Almost one-third of the food produced worldwide goes to waste. While there are many factors that play into food waste, there are ways that IoT can help on a case-by-case basis.
For example, sensors can be placed in your refrigerator which detect when food is about to expire. What’s more, these sensors can send you notifications when the food is coming close to expiring, thus reminding you to use it. Ovie, for example, is a product that uses universal connectors attached to products in your refrigerator. The connectors display visual cues which tell you how fresh every item is.
Other IoT devices which can help reduce waste include connected ovens, which have been proven to reduce raw material use by up to 10%, and also reduce the use of energy by close to 28%.