Dutch startup Orbisk reduces food waste

One-third of all the food produced globally is wasted, representing 1.3 billion tons of edible food. Orbisk is a Dutch startup aiming to make the world food system more sustainable, by giving professional kitchens the ability to reduce their edible food waste stream by up to 70% with their fully-automated food waste monitoring service. The collected data allows kitchens to optimize their entire food process, save thousands of kilos per year, and realize a net operating margin increase of 2-5% while doing good for the planet.

Orbisk has made it its mission to enable hotels, restaurants, and caterers to track and combat their waste. Through image recognition technology, Orbisk recognizes what sort of ingredient goes to waste and in what quantity. Chefs and business owners get access to an online dashboard with all the collected data from the monitor. They can see per week, day, or ingredient, how much they throw away, and at which moment of the day. This allows them to recognize recurring losses and adapt their entire kitchen process to save food, money, and do good for the environment.

Orbisk food waste solution is available for €579 per month (US price is still to be determined, but will be in line with the European one). With the Orbisk food waste solution, an average food service location saves on average €50.000 per year.

Orbisk exhibits at ShowStoppers and CES as part of the Dutch trade mission at booth number 61928.