System and method for monitoring food waste

  • US 10,290,226 B2
  • Filed: 04/21/2015
  • Issued: 05/14/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for monitoring food waste, including:

  • a weight mechanism configured for weighing a waste receptacle, wherein the waste receptacle is configured for receiving food waste from a plurality of consecutive disposal events before emptying the waste receptacle;

    a processor configured for measuring differences in weight of the waste receptacle between consecutive disposal events of the plurality of consecutive disposal events and calculating the weight for the disposal events of the plurality of consecutive disposal events based upon the measured differences; and

    a user interface configured to receive, for each of the calculated weights, at least one indication categorising the food waste in a disposal event by a user.

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