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CookStamp: Smart Freezer Bag Tags. Never Let a Cooked Meal Go To Waste Again

Using RFID tags, track and monitor the food you put away for later in the fridge and freezer. Reduce waste and save your meals!

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Have you ever cooked too much food and freeze the remainder for another time. It's a great idea and saves a lot of time down the road. However, ever looked into the freezer six months later and the food is still there. Or was it three months ago? Not sure so we throw it out.

Or you bought too much meat and froze it for another time but it ends u in the bottom of a pile and is forgotten about until you clean out the freezer again.

Smart Freezer Tags aim to fix this. When you put food into a freezer bag, use the smart tag to track what type of food (veg, meat, fish) and the date it was cooked. This food is logged in and can be tracked or scanned your smartphone. An associated app will alert you when the food is close to it's used by date so it won't go to waste. The app also allows your to see an inventory of frozen meals, meats etc.

The tags can be reused and reprogrammed after each use and are suitable for the fridge, freezer or cupboards.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Speak to people on the street about their cooking habits and how they store leftovers. Use a landing page to see if there is sufficient interest and have an online poll to get insights.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Would love to hear peoples cooking and eating habits, how much they waste freezing food and if they would every buy a product like this.

Tell us about your work experience:

Full-time telecommunications engineer working on the design and optimisation of cellular networks. Part-time student in an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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  • It’s just been created! It’s existed for 1 day - 1 month

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I would also be interested to hear what else could we use RF tags on in the kitchen to make life easier?

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