How We’re Helping to Reduce Food Waste

According to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, cutting food waste in half by 2030 is one of the United Nations’ top priorities. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 calls for “halving per-capita global food waste at retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains.” Although millions of people face hunger across the globe, there is a big problem with food waste at retail and consumer levels in industrialized countries.


Upcycling is the ultimate way to prevent food waste, simply means giving an old product more value, so waste is diverted entirely. 

For centuries, production systems have taken resources, made something with them and discarded the byproducts without regard for people or planet. 


By transforming existing byproducts into new value-added products, upcycled food organisations can naturally promote the circularity movement.  Due to the tight linkage between food and so many other key sustainability challenges (emissions, water, biodiversity, oceans), the reduction of food waste created by upcycling accelerates progress toward many of the Sustainable Development Goals

Extracta aims to normalise the concept of food waste reduction by viewing food byproducts as valuable resources, converting them into new, value-added products and providing social and environmental benefits in the process. 

We have long believed that upcycling is at the heart of creating a more sustainably sourced ingredient supply chain. That is why we focus exclusively on upcycled ingredients in our ingredient portfolio.