OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more


Recent contributions


Contribution list


(2) View all

Recent comments

(3) View all

Shannon commented on Food Waste Diary: Mushy Peppers and Sad Bananas

Hi, Matthew. It's a little sloppy, but I changed out my original photo for a shot of the actual "diary." Thanks for the suggestions. 


Shannon commented on Enough is Enough: Portion Sizes at Restaurants

It would be interesting if we could select different size plates, where appropriate (like a cup or bowl for soup). If given the option to select a smaller omelette, serving of pad thai, or salad, it seems likely that many people would choose to do so. I don't know what the pricing scheme would look like to ensure there would be incentives for restaurants to engage, but it doesn't seem unfathomable. 


Shannon commented on Food Trucking & Pop-Up Pantries

This idea (and the comments below) are all super interesting. I recently saw this concept posted somewhere: (presumably based off of littlefreelibrary). This is more of a solution for fighting food insecurity, but I could see how it could potentially be tweaked to combat that issue and food waste simultaneously. I wonder if companies ever have a similar set-up, with leftovers or something that could be kept cold.