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Night Food Sharing Station / Conceptual system

Night Food Sharing Station
Night Food Sharing Station

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

Supermarkets create huge food waste by throwing away many edible foods at night. Right now, sanitation workers have few options to access food at night. This system, by connecting supermarkets, sanitation workers, and volunteers, proposes another way to solve the food-waste problem while relieving the economic pressure on sanitation workers. In this system, supermarket staff choose some food every night that is nearing the end of its shelf life and volunteers deliver it to the sharing station so that night-workers can enjoy it for free.

A creative approach to a very upsetting waste problem. A fine synthesis of software, social interaction and industrial design elements.
Jury Statement
Hunger is still a huge obstacle to the development of many countries. However, more than one third of the world's food is discarded or wasted. In order to first understand the hunger problem, we did a lot of research. Finally, we found out that a huge amount of fresh food is wasted by supermarkets. We noticed that in order to keep cities clean, poorly paid sanitation workers have to work during the night. So we tried to come up a solution based on the idea of food sharing because many fresh foods that are thrown away by supermarkets are still edible at night. That's when we proposed the idea of the Night Food Sharing Station, which can make more efficient use and better distribution of resources. This not only solves parts of food waste problem, but also relieve sanitation workers’ economic pressures.
Winner Statement
University

LuXun Academy of Fine Arts

LuXun Academy of Fine Arts
Shenyang, China

YuXin JIN,
LuXun Academy of Fine Arts