News | Spotlight on January's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme winner, Karina Sudenyte, co-founder of Wonky Drinks
16 March 2017
Karina Sudenyte won a Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award in January 2017 for her business, Wonky Drinks.
At least a third of produce grown globally is thrown away due to its size or shape. Overproduction leads to further increases in the level of food waste. Moreover, half of that wasted food is edible. Wonky Drinks is a social enterprise that aims to tackle food waste, reduce packaging waste and help orchards that can't shift wonky produce. The business squeezes juice from wonky produce and is on a mission to create the most sustainable juice brand in Europe. Wonky Drinks do not contain any GMOs or additives such as sugar, powders, or oils. Intended for the catering market, university and workplace canteens, Wonky Drinks are packaged in five-litre boxes together with a branded smoothie tumbler. It replaces between 15 and 25 plastic bottles and cuts packaging waste by 70%.
Karina Sudenyte and Maciej Kacprzyk of Wonky Drinks
You can watch wonky Drink's elevator pitch video again here.