Food Waste in Supply Chain Perspective
To understand the food waste problem, it is important to understand it from a supply chain perspective. From production and packaging to distribution and retail. Food waste occurs at all levels of the supply chain, with waste increasing at each stage as thesupply chain grows each year.
In the time of Covid-19, the world has witnessed major supply chain disruptions leading to increased food waste. The pandemic has exposed the fragility of today’s food systems and has clearly sounded the alarm for more resilient systems. Most of the world’s food waste occurs during production, manufacturing and distribution before it reaches the plates of the consumers. The causes depend on where they occur.
Waste generated on farms and production processes is mainly caused by climatic conditions, harvesting and handling processes. Additionally, cosmetic standards such as discoloration, wilting, and imperfect shapes of the product play a major role. Every year, 500 million tonnes of food is wasted globally at the production level, accounting for 32% of all supply chain waste. 23% of waste is generated at the handling and storage stage, 10% at the processing and packaging stage, and 13% at the distribution and retail stage – the lack of traceability and visibility across stakeholders is considered one of the main causes of food waste at the distribution level.
Reducing food waste by businesses is a key element in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Reducing food waste not only contributes to environmental goals, but also social ones. SDG 12.3 calls for halving per capita food waste at the global retail and consumer levels by 2030 and reducing food losses in production and supply chains. Reducing food waste also contributes to the achievement of other SDGs, including the goal of Zero Hunger (SDG 2)(worldfavor).
How Mega-Inliner Reduces Food Waste in your Supply Chain
If food producers convert to the Mega-Inliner® System food waste will be reduced massively, due to our worldwide patented Mega-Inliner® System our customers are able to transport 250hl product with only a few liters of residue. Due to our Mega-Inliner® (bag-in-tank) we are able to press almost every drop of product out of the Mega-Inliner® Tank Container by simply adding compressed air on top of the Mega-Inliner® without the need for cleaning afterwards. By doing so our customers will have the lowest residue and most sustainable supply chain solution implemented in their supply chain to achieve their sustainable targets.
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Mega-Inliner® is a combination of 2 everyday used bulk transport systems, we bring the best of these 2 worlds together for the best solution available on the market in transporting non-hazardous liquids. An environmentally conscious transport system that reduces Co2 emissions enormously and is also extremely cost-efficient. By using the Mega-Inliner System® planning becomes child’s play when connecting Inbound and Outbound flows.
- 100% product quality,
- No degradation
- No oxidation due to closed system when (un)loading
- No (de)saturation – carbonated products
- Temperature control (from -8c to 71c) , cooling or heating
- Lowest product spill/residue per load
- Lowest Co2 footprint possible per Mt product in total supply chain
- No cross-contamination
- No previous cargo restrictions
- No cleaning or rinsing of the tank, saving water, energy, and chemicals
- No empty kilometres or depot costs
- FDA & EU Food approved
- Halal & Kosher
- Mega-Inliner® 100% Recyclable (single source material)
- Aseptic loading, transport, and unloading possible
- Suitable for storage, longer shelf life
- One-man operation, short lead time
- No people on top of or in the tank.
- Connecting inbound and outbound logistics
Depending on the current supply chain we can be competitive with all. If you are transporting ready-to-drink in bottles now, the impact of using our system is huge, but changing the supply chain takes more time, switching from conventional tank container or flexitank to Mega-Inliner® is easy and gives you the benefits immediately. All other IBCs, Drums, kegs, etc are somewhere in the middle.
By using the Mega-Inliner® System it is possible to go directly to the next loading location without the need for cleaning between each load. Therefore, costs such as driver wages, cleaning costs and waiting time are being saved. Because there will be no residue left behind in the tank all costs of product being wasted are eliminated. Due to our Mega-Inliner®, your product will be shipped in a clean and closed environment and therefore there is no chance of cross-contamination or other problems.
By using the Mega-Inliner® System your Co2 emission will be reduced by a minimum of 30%. The Mega-Inliner® is 100% recyclable and cleaning of the Tank Container becomes obsolete. Our system makes it possible to connect Inbound and Outbound logistics by simply removing the Mega-Inliner® after each load, this results in no empty kilometres to and from cleaning stations, wastage of valuable (drinking) water belongs to the past (saving ± 2,500 litres per cleaning), no chemicals for cleaning are necessary. Ship your foodstuff or other non-hazardous liquids in bulk globally and pack locally save up to 60% on transport costs and reduce a minimum of 30% on your Co2 emission.