In France, a household of 4 throws away the equal of 1 meal per week on common. And in line with a examine by Ademe, the Ecological Transition Agency, every year, it’s the equal of a minimal wage that results in the trash in every residence.
Food, the first supply of waste, earlier than trade and agriculture: on the foundation of this unhappy commentary, Alexia Desportes-Richard, a Lyon entrepreneur specializing in “food”, has launched into the hunt for waste. “I observed the madness around the home-made and, by digging a little, I identified the sources of waste, explains the thirty-something. There is the end of the plates that go into the trash, the many expired products that end in the same way, just like overconsumption, these products that we buy in the supermarket and that we do not know what to do with. “
Balanced and personalized recipes
It is therefore at the level of the organization of meals that Alexia Desportes-Richard has decided to act. After two years of research and development, his start-up, created in 2017, launched Popotte Duck in January, a free app that helps families manage groceries, the contents of the fridge and meals.
You just have to enter the first time what is in your fridge and in your cupboards. And from this data, Popotte Duck offers balanced and personalized menus and recipes for each meal, which take into account the number of people, diets and possible allergies. All while managing the expiration dates and freshness of the products. The app also suggests shopping lists.
Immediate success for this “kitchen assistant”, with some 5,000 downloads since the begin of the yr, at a fee of almost 200 per day. And already the first suggestions: “Families save on common 30% to 50% on their traditional funds”, rejoices the creator of Popotte Duck. “When you’re mother and father of younger youngsters, this instrument provides the luxurious of consuming good and wholesome, with much less psychological load,” explains Chloé, a young mother, who has been using it for a month.
Alexia doesn’t intend to cease there. The entrepreneur is getting ready for the launch of her bodily Popotte Duck this summer time, a “cooking planner” to be positioned in the kitchen, which concentrates the identical capabilities as the app, by integrating a scale and a voice command. What to appreciate straight the recipes. The duck with good boils might be offered for 199 euros via a house gross sales and demonstration community, a distribution technique that has already made the Thermomix a hit.