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Launch 45 smart Karma refrigerators across Sweden to rescue surplus food

Our innovative fridge solution created in partnership with Karma makes it easier for consumers and food suppliers to rescue delicious surplus food that might otherwise go to waste.

Hjalmar Ståhlberg Nordegren and Tove Chevalley

Hjalmar Ståhlberg Nordegren and Tove Chevalley


Electrolux + Karma

Combining our expertise on food preservation with Karma’s technology and knowledge of food waste, we’ve collaboratively launched a connected fridge that allows consumers to buy perfectly edible but close-to-expiring food from supermarkets or restaurants, at a discounted price. As an action, we’ve already installed 45 Karma fridges across Sweden. And we won’t stop there — our plan is to expand across Europe too.

Electrolux Karma fridge

Electrolux Karma fridge

The fridge stores unsold food for consumers to buy at the end of a working day for a lower price via the Karma app. We believe it’s an innovative solution that galvanizes the first zero-food-waste generation and helps both consumers and the food industry take bigger responsibility for tackling the food waste issue. Fact: During our pilot, 67% more food that was near its expiry date — but still perfectly edible — reached the tables of consumers.** It feels good to rescue unsold food with Karma. ** Based on comparative data from a Stockholm supermarket (taking part in the Karma pilot program) over an 11-month period, before (2018) and after (2019) the fridge was installed.

The Better Living Program is a project by Electrolux. If you have any questions about the program, please write to us at: betterlivingprogram@electrolux.com