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Sodexo promotes food waste management

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sodexo has partnered with the bio-cleantech company, Genecis Bioindustries Inc., taking a big step toward a circular economy and promoting food waste management.

Based in Toronto, Genecis is a cleantech startup that uses programmed bacteria to digest food waste and turn it into biodegradable plastic granules. Those granules can be later used to make compostable tableware and containers.

This partnership strengthens Sodexo’s goal to reduce food waste by 50 per cent from its operations by 2025 and to reduce our carbon footprint by 34 per cent.

“Of all the companies we came across, Sodexo is among the rare few who has deeply embedded concepts of sustainability and food reduction into their corporate structure, development, and in every major decision. We cannot be more delighted to partner with Sodexo and collaborate towards building a better tomorrow,” said Luna Yu, CEO Genecis Bioindustries Inc.

Genecis and Sodexo began working together over a year ago. A pilot project in the Toronto area diverted more than 1,430 kilograms of food waste and 1,210 kilograms of CO2 gas emissions in six months.

“We’re excited about the future of this partnership with Genecis. We are continuously evolving our services to improve quality of life, and this requires innovation and collaboration with cutting-edge startups like Genecis,” said Suzanne Bergeron, President Sodexo Canada in a press release.

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