Food waste calculation tool

Food waste calculation tool

Are you in the food business? Do you want to know what is the cost of the food you waste? SavingFood has developed a self-assessment tool for businesses like supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and similar others to help them understand how food waste activities affect both the environmental and financial situation. Our tool is for free, and it can estimate what food wastage currently costs in terms of lost revenue and waste management expenses.

The procedure is very simple:

At first, you enter the number of meals or portions of food which are thrown out per a period, which you define (day, week, month).

Then, you set the average preparation cost of a meal or portion of food (not the average price, but what it costs your business) and you set the average size of a meal or portion. The process can be repeated multiple times to enter the different types of food which are wasted.

Afterwards, you can enter any other (unclassified) food or ingredients which are thrown out and specify the average cost of said food or ingredients, expressed in euros per kilogram.

Ending, you specify the waste disposal cost which is appropriate for your country and location, expressed in euros per ton of disposed waste (only if known)

And like that, you have the total economic cost of food waste (€/month) along with the environmental cost of food waste taking place inside your business.

Let’s click and start!