Shopify Design Challenge 2018
I came across an unusual job posting when I was seeking employment, fresh out of university. Shopify had proposed a design challenge: create an experience that raises awareness about food waste.
I started my research right away. I quickly learned that Canada has a food waste problem. We rank among the most wasteful nations in the world. Every year, Canadians waste 396 kilograms of useable food per capita. Consumers make up 47% of total food waste – most of which is produce.
Now that I had identified the problem, it was time to get creative.
The Norwegian Government and the food industry have signed an agreement to reduce food waste in Norway by 50 percent by 2030. ... In Norway alone, the average consumer throws out 42kg of edible food per year. Food waste in the entire food chain represents 68kg per person per year. This is substantially less than Canada. See: How Norway is Selling Out-of-Date Food to Help Tackle Food Waste - The Guardian