TIMESTRIPS: INTELLIGENT LABELS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE
Timestrips are single-use, disposable, smart-labels, which automatically monitor lapsed time, ranging from under 1 day to 6 months.
The technology behind the revolutionary Timestrip works by capillary action, allowing a tinted liquid to migrate through a micro-porous material at a consistent rate.
Currently the Timestrips are available as single use peel & stick labels, but they will soon be available integrated into product packaging.
Spoiled food is a large component of our household waste, but even if it is composted to recover some nutrients the energy expended to produce the food is still wasted. Timestrips integrated into product packaging could reduce food waste, serving as a reminder to eat food that is still good, and as an indicator to toss out food that has expired.
Products like this would be an excellent application for Plantic, as the plastic clamshell packaging isn’t easily recyclable or biodegradable.