Apeel Sciences Prevents Over 60M Pieces of Fruit From Going to Waste in 2023; Luiz Beling Details

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Tue. April 9th, 2024 - by Anne Allen

SANTA BARBARA, CA - Incredible achievements are being celebrated at Apeel’s headquarters today as the company announces its environmental achievements for 2023. Not only did it dramatically reduce food waste through its plant-based technology, it significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions and conserved water resources.

Luiz Beling, Incoming Chief Executive Officer, Apeel Sciences
Luiz Beling, Chief Executive Officer, Apeel Sciences

“Food waste and its negative effects on our climate are very real, global problems that demand immediate action from us all,” said Luiz Beling, Chief Executive Officer. “Our achievements last year demonstrate that innovative technologies like our plant-based coating that keeps produce fresh longer has a tangible benefit to the planet. We’re contributing to a healthier world by ensuring more food nourishes communities while less ends up in landfills.”

As the company noted in a release, the numbers behind some of these accomplishments are quite impressive. Let’s dig into them.

2023 Milestone Achievements

  • Prevented over 60 million pieces of fruit from going to waste: Apeel helps keep fruit fresh longer so that it has more time to be enjoyed by more people
  • Significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions: By curbing food waste, Apeel blocked the release of over 9,000,000 kg of CO2-equivalents into the atmosphere–akin to the carbon sequestration of planting 151,600 trees
  • Conserved water resources: The use of Apeel’s technology saved 2.7 billion liters of water, equivalent to 1,100 Olympic-sized swimming pools
Apeel Sciences celebrates major accomplishments within its operations, notably the reduction of 60 million pieces of fruit not going to food waste

Another benefit to the company’s technology is that companies minimize their environmental impact, enhance food security, and support improved agricultural practices by selling fresher produce.

“We’re targeting a major source of greenhouse gas emissions when we reduce food waste,” Beling added. “Apeel’s technology is a powerful weapon in suppliers’ and retailers’ arsenals, offering them a way to significantly cut emissions and drive progress towards their own conservation goals.”

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