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Business for logistics system for surplus food developing a circular economy for food waste

Reference number
Coordinator STOCKHOLMS STADSMISSION - Matcentralen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 957 500
Project duration October 2017 - August 2018
Status Completed
Venture Circular economy
Call Circular economy - Inquiries and simple test

Purpose and goal

The aim was to develop a resource efficient solution for redistribution of surplus food to NGOs. Within the projected we have conducted surveys of surplus food, the need for cheap/free food and the extent of redistribution in bigger cities. The report suggests a model for “social pricing” on transportation of food donations, descriptions of local distribution channels and suggestions on national logistics systems and on the value proposition and customers within the system.

Expected results and effects

The project has resulted in a final report containing surveys, analyses and recommendations regarding the design of a business model for a national redistibution system. The report will serve as a preliminary investigation for a new project with the aim to develop redistribution within Swedish Citymisions. The project has also resulted in a new Vinnova application for development of a digital registration system. The food industry will be invited to participate in these new projects.

Planned approach and implementation

A project group with members representing academia, logistics industry and NGOs has been a successful constellation with broad expertise. Involvement of the stakeholders: food industry, it-companies, insurance companies and NGOs, through workshops and investigations has resulted in new knowledge regarding redistribution, a new field within the food industry and academia.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2017-03156

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