Meat of the Matter is, Nothing will Go to Waste Now
Meat delivery startups have come up with ways to manage waste
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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