Galley Waste Challenge: Garbage In, Data Out: Innovation call for waste-measuring pilot at Cathay Pacific Catering Services

The Challenge:

Cathay Pacific Catering Services manages galley waste from 150 flights a day. The challenge here is to understand in detail the composition of what is being offloaded from the service carts on the ground in our facilities. This data will help plan for more sustainable solutions, or maybe you already have a new approach…

We are looking for innovations in areas such as, but not limited to, materials, design, or automation. If we select your solution, we will fund the pilot.

The Background:

Cathay Pacific Catering Services is working together with the Cleantech Group to identify commercially ready new technologies that could be applied in its portfolio to help accelerate the group’s efforts to minimize its environmental impacts. Wherever possible it seeks to support efforts to transition to a circular economy.

The winning solution will be funded by the Swire Pacific SD Fund. The Swire Pacific SD Fund seeks primarily to fund proof-of-concept trials of innovative technologies and approaches that when scaled up more widely within the group’s various operations has the potential to significantly impact.

The Timeline:

  • Application Open - 23 August 2019- (apply below)
    •   - Contact us with questions
  • Application Close - 25 September 2019
  • Selection Shortlist - 2 October 2019
    •   - Shortlisted applicants are contacted via email
    •   - Prepare pitch, Q&A, Feedback
  • Finalists Pitch (virtual or in person) - 17-18 October 2019

To find out more about the challenges and the constraints of sustainability in providing catering service to airplane passengers, download Challenge 2: Measuring Waste for additional details.

If you have any questions, please contact

Start Date: 08/23/2019

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