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From chipping come chips, and from food sales comes food waste.

Excess production isn’t just causing bins to overflow, it’s also increasing CO2 levels.

Now an American start-up hopes to create a better balance ratio.

A special combination scale and camera measures the weight of food left over at the end of the day.

This data is then analyzed using artificial intelligence, with the final number compared to the initial inventory amount.

Food surpluses are identified and recommendations made to the kitchen.

Likewise a similar (though exclusively software-based) concept is currently being trialed in Munich, where a local start-up is helping commercial kitchens to reduce waste and increase their margins.

Our weigh in on this? Pretty intelligent.

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