Wally's Wasteless Adventure

Why waste food - when you can eat it?

In our interactive game, kids discover mini-games by clicking on items in their Adventure House, which teach them how to reduce food waste.

Tags:
  • kids
  • adventure
  • computer
  • interactive
  • food waste
  • online
  • wasteless
  • food.
  • videogames

Use Case

It’s Saturday afternoon and Joey decides to play Wally’s Wasteless Adventure, the game he tried out last week in primary school. He discovers a new mini game called “Veggie Rescue” where he learns how to assess the edibility of fruits and vegetables. After browsing through some more of the Adventure House, his mom calls him for tea and gives him a piece of oddly shaped apple with a small black spot. Normally, he would not accept it, but after reflecting about what he just learned in Wally’s game, he asks his mom to cut out the bad part and enjoys the rest of his apple. In this way, he gets more of his apple, generates less trash and has a lower ecological footprint. This is the first step towards a more sustainable lifestyle which Joey will continue to build upon in the future.

Potential

We have a dream where children learn to create a zero food waste society. Critically engaging kids to reduce food waste through a fun online game is our innovative potential. This makes the topic more accessible to kids by creating a link between fun and education. A third of all food is thrown away; since 70% of this occurs at the consumer level in developed countries, this is our target group. We believe that to create food security worldwide, radical change and reshaping of our current habits and value systems is necessary. This is best done at a young age: children are creative, innovative, and open to new ideas. By providing them with ways to explore sustainability in a playful way, they can further reshape our society and create their own solutions to break the habit of food waste.

Business Case

As an initiative in developed countries, Wally’s Wasteless Adventure will be introduced in various primary schools as part of their curriculum. Moreover, it will be available as an online game and can also be downloaded onto different devices (computer, tablet, smartphone) for free. Our nonprofit organisation will be supported by the fundings of the government, NGOs and primary schools which will enable us to further develop and expand our game. Various NGOs and food-related organisations will serve as a platform to raise awareness of food waste - now also made accessible for kids through our game.

Objectives:

  1. Teach children through the game how to reduce food waste on an everyday basis.
  2. Enable kids to critically evaluate current food waste culture and engage them to make better decisions regarding food storage and disposal.
  3. Promote the growth of a generation which creates a zero food waste society with the aim of establishing food security worldwide.

Team Recipe For Change

Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • App / Game / Technology
  • Food Waste / Consumer Issues
  • Europe

Our Team

Wally's Wasteless Adventure / Published December 4, 2014 by Julia Ertl

Wally's Wasteless Adventure

In our interactive game, kids discover mini-games by clicking on items in their Adventure House, which teach them how to reduce food waste.

Our Mission

We plan to teach children about food waste in such a way that it will stick with them throughout their lives. Hopefully inspiring change from the future generations.

Our Background

We were all very excited about the project and felt very passionate towards its cause. We all eagerly joined and took time aside from our studies and other activities to try an make a change, with all the right ingredients!

Wally's Wasteless Adventure / Published December 4, 2014 by Julia Ertl

Wally's Wasteless Adventure

In our interactive game, kids discover mini-games by clicking on items in their Adventure House, which teach them how to reduce food waste.

Our Team

Our Mission

We plan to teach children about food waste in such a way that it will stick with them throughout their lives. Hopefully inspiring change from the future generations.Read More

Our Background

We were all very excited about the project and felt very passionate towards its cause. We all eagerly joined and took time aside from our studies and other ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.