Who Is Fazla Gıda?
The Future of Waste Management
In today’s world, ⅓ of all food produced goes to waste while 1 out of every 10 people suffers hunger. Research shows that only a quarter of the wasted food can end hunger if recovered and distributed properly. The problem of food waste and distribution leads not only to social consequences but also to environmental and financial problems.In 2015, the United Nations decided on a Global Goals for Sustainable Development, to reach until 2030. In addition to the United Nations, governments and companies in the private sector have supported these goals.
Fazla Gıda was founded in 2015, by Olcay Silahlı and Arda Eren with the idea of finding solutions through a technology-based initiative to the Climate Action. Food waste causes 8% of the carbon emission that leads to climate change. Our founders officially established Fazla Gıda in 2016 with the aim of creating technology-based solutions to reduce food waste in the food supply chain by 50% until 2030. From the first day, they have started to create food waste awareness in the private sector, and aimed to set an example for the formation of new startups.
While avoiding food waste, Fazla Gıda has supported a circular economy by helping 2 important Sustainable Development Goals, Responsible Consumption and Production, and Zero Hunger. Thanks to its successful infrastructure, Fazla Gıda was one of the 9 startups and the only Turkish startup that was supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) the Accelerate 2030 Program. And it was invited to the Geneva Social Good Summit in 2017.
In the last century, government institutions, associations or nonprofit organizations are not capable of dealing with all social problems. Fazla Gıda believes that profit making companies and the private sector are as responsible as other institutions to solve social problems and they should change their business model.
The United Nations emphasizes the importance of impact oriented initiatives for achieving global goals on the road to 2030. Fazla Gıda aims to reduce its partners’ carbon emissions caused by food waste by 50% until 2030, and is determined to reach its goal by taking the necessary steps.
Fazla Gıda, was established with the vision of investing in the development of the food banking system and technological solutions to food waste with its sustainable financial model. And also helps its stakeholders to profit from social work.