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  • MORE FOOD, LESS WASTE

    HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN SUPPORT

    COMMUNITY-BASED INITIATIVES

    THAT ENCOURAGE FOOD RECOVERY

    Ricky Ashenfelter

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Spoiler Alert

    NY Federation

    Waste Conference

    May 2016

  • BY THE NUMBERS Waste and hunger

  • IN AMERICA, THERE ARE

    50 MILLION FOOD INSECURE INDIVIDUALS…

  • YET 40% OF FOOD IS WASTED…

    $160 BILLION IN LOST VALUE FROM WASTED FOOD

  • LARGEST FOOD WASTE GENERATORS

    IN BOSTON

  • LARGEST FOOD WASTE GENERATORS

    IN BOSTON

  • LARGEST FOOD WASTE GENERATORS

    IN BOSTON

  • LARGEST FOOD WASTE GENERATORS

    IN BOSTON

  • LARGEST FOOD WASTE GENERATORS

    IN BOSTON

  • FOOD IS GOING TO WASTE THROUGHOUT

    NEW ENGLAND BECAUSE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DISCONNECTED

  • MACRO FORCES Impacts on food recovery and waste diversion

  • Recent legislation supports waste reduction and food recovery

    SEPT. 2015

    EPA +

    USDA

    50 percent reduction

    in food waste

    by 2030 at

    national level

    DEC. 2015

    U.S.

    CONGRESS

    Enhanced tax

    deduction for all food

    donations by any business

    JAN. 2016

    ROCKEFELLER

    FOUNDATION

    $130M fund for creating

    secondary

    markets for

    wasted food

    “THE CARROT”: POLICY INCENTIVES

  • CALIFORNIA CONNECTICUT MASSACHUSETTS RHODE ISLAND VERMONT

    COMMERCIAL FOOD WASTE BANS ARE IN PLACE

    AUSTIN BOSTON NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO SEATTLE

    “THE STICK”: FOOD WASTE BANS Regulation is limiting businesses’ ability to send food to landfill

  • Images from @UglyFruitAndVeg Campaign

    THE YEAR OF

    UGLY BUT LOVELY

  • Type

    EMERGING MOMENTUM TO CREATE

    SECONDARY MARKETS FOR UGLY BUT LOVELY PRODUCE

  • TAKERMAKERWASTEFOOD

  • INVENTORY LOSSES We take a holistic approach to food recovery and waste diversion

    Inventory

    Sold Product Unsold Product

    “Saleable” “Unsaleable”

    Discounts Donations Organic Waste

    Byproducts

    Salvage / Farms Waste Hauler

  • SPOILER ALERT Overview

  • INTRODUCING

    Developed at MIT.

    Online platform. Web, mobile, and tablet.

    Two years in the making. Extensive research,

    testing and product development.

    Beta launched in November 2015.

  • SPOILER ALERT B2B marketplace and collaboration platform for wasted food

  • QUICK POSTING Take 30 seconds to post or record food for sale or donation

  • EASY COMMUNICATIONS Real-time email, text, and in-app notifications

  • CUSTOM FILTERS Control your notifications, geography and distance

  • DATA TRACKING & REPORTING Keep track of donations with online reporting

  • CASE STUDIES Observations in food recovery

  • MAINE & SPOILER ALERT Used to support gleaning, donation and local food hub initiatives

  • CRITICAL COMPONENTS TO

    SUCCESS

    1. Food rescue organizations

    2. Value-added processors

    3. Secondary resellers

    4. Established gleaning initiative

    5. Organic waste infrastructure

    6. Coordinated collaboration

  • RICKY ASHENFELTER

    Co-Founder & CEO

    ricky@foodspoileralert.com

    @MySpoilerAlert

    610-405-8412

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