One-third of the food in the world is wasted. And, the United States contributes one-fourth of the total food wasted. With new regulation (Commercial Organics Law) in 2021 January that bans food waste from commercials that generate more than 2 tons/ week, we tried to come up with a solution that helps environment and institutions (sources and receptors) for food waste management.
What it does
It provides information about the volume of food waste and nearby anaerobic digesters available that could help in converting food waste to energy.
How we built it
Using R-studio and the dashboard using R-shiny
Challenges we ran into
Trying to figure out which tool to use and then be able to build user-interface using applications.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to learn R, R- Studio and use it to analyze data related to our problem. We learnt to use R-shiny to build a user interface/dashbboard.
What we learned
What's next for Food to energy
Predict food management strategies of each restaurant chain and supermarkets.
Encourage use of biofuel by increasing its production
Enable restaurants and supermarkets to collaborate with anaerobic digester plants.