"We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten."
The brief was to find a real world problem and solve it through the design.
Student life sometimes can be tough, especially when you are hungry and don’t have much food left in the fridge and the nearest shop is already shut, as you were working on your assignment past the midnight. That happened to me during the research for this project, so I took this situation as an actual problem that needs solving.
Every day people throw away surprising amounts of food that could be easily eaten if they only knew how and with what to prepare them. People throw away food because they buy and cook too big portions that they do not need or are not able to consume all at once. Some people do not even understand the difference between “best before” and “use by”. We waste more food, than its packaging what causes a bad impact on our environment and harms our lives. Landfills are stuffed with decaying leftovers and the air is polluted. We waste our money, destroy our planet, and still stay hungry. My proposed solution was to design an app that would suggest user a custom recipe based on what is left in a fridge.