Gander, nominated for the globally prestigious Earthshot Prize 2023, is this month's profiled Biosphere Partner. Here it tells us its story:
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the food that doesn't get sold in supermarkets? Unfortunately, the answer is often heartbreaking: it ends up in landfills, anaerobic digestion or, in the Isle of Man's case sometimes, the incinerator.
A shocking one-third of all food produced globally goes to waste, and the retail sector alone is responsible for 13% of that waste, with an average of 50% reduced to clear food going to waste. Gander is here to help.
Gander is an innovative platform showcasing discounted food items in real-time, providing a sustainable solution for consumers, retailers and the planet. By marketing 'yellow sticker' reduced-to-clear food to a broader audience, Gander is helping to reduce food waste and prevent perfectly good food from being wasted.
Gander addresses the food waste problem at the supermarket level. By providing consumers with more affordable food options during times of financial hardship, Gander empowers individuals to make more sustainable purchasing decisions that benefit their wallets and the planet.
And, for consumers, Gander gives valuable insights into compliance, processes, and procedures, allowing them to make data-driven decisions that reduce waste and improve margins.
Gander's innovative approach to food waste prevention, revenue generation, and real-time analytics makes it the ideal solution for retailers looking to reduce their environmental impact, improve their margins, and gain valuable insights into their business.
And that's why it's no surprise that Gander has been nominated for the prestigious Earthshot Prize.
The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental prize initially launched by Sir David Attenborough and the Prince of Wales and his philanthropic organisation, The Royal Foundation.
The prize aims to find solutions to globally pressing environmental problems, including climate change, air pollution, and biodiversity loss. The nominees from the selection process will be presented to the Prize Council, and those selected as finalists will be notified later this year.
Gander, proposed by sustainability giants WRAP and Cranfield University, is fighting food waste one yellow ticket at a time. Its unique approach to food waste prevention aligns with the 'prevention' segment of the WRAP hierarchy, reducing the volume of surplus food generated.
Gander's selection as a nominee for the Earthshot Prize offers the global accolade of being one of the top solutions for reducing food waste.
With Gander, we can change the world together. Join the fight against food waste by supporting this revolutionary platform, and let's work towards a more sustainable future.