Meat of the Mat­ter is, Noth­ing will Go to Waste Now

Meat de­liv­ery star­tups have come up with ways to man­age waste

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Ben­galuru: Meat de­liv­ery star­tups with an in­ven­tory-based model are com­ing up with in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to deal with the com­plex prob­lem of waste man­age­ment, from feed­ing the poor and re­cy­cling waste as or­ganic ma­nure to in­stalling an­a­lyt­ics soft­ware to fore­cast or­ders to min­imise waste.

Man­ag­ing waste is a key part of the busi­ness for fresh meat de­liv­ery firms such as Easymeat.in, Fresh­to­home and Zappfresh, and they have all de­vised dif­fer­ent strate­gies to deal with the is­sue.

Easymeat, for ex­am­ple, of­fers fresh meat left­overs to restau­rants and cafes, and has ini­ti­ated talks with so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions to feed the home­less at the end of the day.

“If we have15 kg of meat left at the end of the day, a spe­cific restau­rant may need only 10 kg, the re­main­ing 5 kg could be given to NGOs who part­ner with restau­rants to cook food for the home­less,” said Shiva Sha­ran, co­founder of Easymeat.in. Fresh­to­home fo­cuses on re­cy­cling left­over meat or byprod­ucts — of­ten parts or or­gans of

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