In the summer of 2019, Halden municipality was granted NOK 1 million by Klimasats to become “The world’s best municipality on digital food waste management” in collaboration with TotalCtrl. The project has included mapping of food handling at 4 units in nursing homes, 2 kindergartens and 1 after-school program. From September 2020 to May 2021, the units have carried out tests with the digital solution developed with TotalCtrl and have completed a pilot period with the solution in full use for 4 weeks in February 2021.
Food waste measurements were carried out at the start and end of the project to see whether the use of the solution had led to a reduction in food waste.
About TotalCtrl: TotalCtrl, a Norwegian software company, leverages its unmatched food waste prevention technology to unlock immense possibilities in the food industry, driving sustainable and measurable results to create a future without food waste, where all people have food to eat. TotalCtrl is a kitchen inventory management tool that helps food services businesses optimize their planning, purchase and use of food inventory by providing data-driven insights that enables quick decision-making. For more information, visit https://totalctrl.com/
About Halden kommune: Halden is a town and municipality in the province of Østfold in Viken county in eastern Norway with 31,373 inhabitants (2020). The large municipality of Halden borders Rakkestad in the north, Aremark in the east, and Sarpsborg in the northwest, as well as the municipalities of Strömstad, Tanum and Dals-Ed in Sweden in the southwest, south and southeast, respectively. Halden aims to be the most innovative municipality in Norway as well as the world’s best municipality on digital food waste management. For more information, visit https://www.halden.kommune.no/