Food Waste Stories

bright idea to avoid supermarket spoilage

Monday 12th August 2013

LED bulbs have gained a reputation for being the most energy efficient lighting onthe market. Now a Welsh developer suggests they may not only slash energy bills, but could also help supermarkets reduce the amount of food waste they produce.

Welsh firm Dena LED argue that as LED lights emit no heat, they may be able to help keep food fresher for longer. Illuminating fresh produce with conventional, heat-emitting bulbs can cause fresh produce to sweat in its packaging, resulting in food spoiling quicker.

Supermarkets have already been taking huge steps to reduce food waste through innovations such as packaging that keeps food fresher for longer. But could LED lighting be the next round in the fight against food waste? 

 

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