Developing a tool to help upcycle geographically distributed food surplus
MC Sonae is the leading company in the food retail industry in Portugal.
Finding the most efficient and sustainable way to upcycle food surpluses generated at different locations can be difficult, especially when it comes to perishable fresh food. This is especially true for food retailers, but also for farmers and food producers with different production locations. We, the leading food retailer in Portugal, are looking for an innovative solution to help them find the best options for recycling distributed food surpluses, challenging logistic models and the local valorisation ecosystem.
We are looking for a solution that:
- Can recommend the best options for upcycling in a local context, taking into account patterns of distributed fresh food surplus production and optimizing environmental, social and economic impacts.
- Has the potential to develop circular economy models.
Tools with the potential to be applied to other food value-chain actors, such as farmers and producers, are desired.