Rocket Seeder FOOD WASTE Accelerator Program
2023 dates coming soon
The Food Waste accelerator program supports startups to solve the most pressing food waste and food loss challenges.
This early-stage program provides mentoring from business leaders and entrepreneurs plus a cash grant on successful completion of the program.
Rocket Seeder FOOD WASTE 2022 program
Virtual Demo Day
2022 Program Participants
UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3
SDG 12.3 has two components
12.3.1. Food Loss
12.3.2. Food Waste
Food loss focuses on food losses that occur up to the retail level, while food waste refers to retail and consumption waste.
The focus of sustainable consumption and production is about doing more with less. To do this, it is vital that we increase resource efficiency and promote sustainable lifestyles, by decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation.
If food waste and loss were its own country, it would be the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the world.
Over 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in Australia each year - presenting an economic opportunity of at least $20 billion.
Food waste accounts for more than 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than the entire aviation sector.
Over half of Australia's value-chain food and waste losses come from family households.