In 2017 IKEA, famously known for its meatballs and furniture, committed to slashing its food waste in half. This year they can proudly say their waste has been cut by 54%. The company is using an artificial intelligence tool that tells them how much food needs to be prepared for customers in order to reduce excess left at the end of the day. An IKEA spokesman said they had saved 37 million euros since 2017 equalling about 20 million meals and roughly the equivalent of 36,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The company says they will continue to work on their environmental footprint and hope others will follow suit.
IKEA cuts its food waste by 54%
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