Report Summary

Recent patents demonstrate researchers are continuing to innovate ways to valorise or 'upcycle' by-products into ingredients for the food and beauty industries.

Neha Srivastava, Senior Patent Analyst – Food & Drink and Beauty & Personal Care

Table of Contents

    • What you need to know
    • Why consider upcycled foods and ingredients?

    • Consumers are keen to adopt sustainable practices, but affordability is an issue
    • Consumers are interested in reducing waste and favour upcycling initiatives

    • Upcycled ingredient claims have room to grow
    • Graph 1: food, drink, vitamin & dietary supplement launches with selected ethical & environmental claims, 2019-23
    • Launches that utilise agri-food industry by-products hold potential to help mitigate environmental pollution

    • Valorise waste for food and health ingredients
    • Recent launches use upcycled agri-food industry waste streams
    • Producers are investigating methods to derive health ingredients from waste streams
    • Waste from the production of soy foods like tofu hold potential as a source of upcycled fibre
    • Explore methods for the valorisation of protein from food and fishery industry by-products
    • Leverage upcycled materials to create active skincare ingredients
    • Brands are using upcycled agri-food waste ingredients in skincare products
    • Utilise by-products from fruit processing to enhance skin health
    • Transform fish industry waste into valuable bioactives
    • Explore brewery by-products as potential skincare actives
    • Skincare launches use ingredients from brewery by-products
    • Innovators are transforming waste into valuable resources for the beauty sector
    • Convert waste into soil conditioners
    • Unlock the potential of agri-food waste to improve crop yields
    • Recent patents cover techniques to utilise waste materials that increase soil organic matter
    • Improve crop yield using agri-food waste streams

    • Key takeaways

    • Research methodology
    • Key patent examples for use of agri-food waste to produce upcycled ingredients and products
    • Shape your future with Mintel bespoke patent analysis

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