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ISS pledges to slash volume of food waste from its kitchens

ISS pledges to slash volume of food waste from its kitchens

ISS Facility Services UK has pledged to tackle food waste by signing up to the industry Courtauld Commitment 2025. The ambitious 10-year voluntary agreement brings together organisations across the food system – from producer to consumer – to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable, from the farm to the fork. The need

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Over half of contract caterers want tech to solve food waste

More than half of all of contract caterers (54%) want technology to give them more accurate predictions of food and footfall so they can solve their number one problem – food waste – a new survey shows. In the survey, published by software and services company, Omnico, covering the attitudes to technology of 153 senior

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PKL sets up waste division after bagging ‘Garbage Guzzler’ distributorship

Temporary kitchen specialist PKL is vowing to shake up the food waste market after taking on the UK distributorship for a “revolutionary” waste digester called the ‘Garbage Guzzler’. The product, which is manufactured in the UK, uses bacteria to reduce organic waste, including food, cardboard, paper packaging, coffee cups, fats and oils by 95%. The

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Compass Group to tackle kitchen food wastage with ‘smart scales’

Compass Group has announced an ambitious target to reduce food waste by 10% by 2020, using “smart scales”. The group has struck a deal with food waste technology specialist Winnow to intelligently track food waste in kitchens. Winnow claims its systems, specifically designed for busy commercial kitchens, mean users typically save 3-8% on food cost.

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Supermarket food waste diverted to good causes

Thousands of tonnes of food that might otherwise have gone to waste could now become available for feeding the homeless, vulnerable and needy in society following an agreement between the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (BSA) and government agencies. Until now, the law was interpreted to mean that at midnight on the stated


Mil-tek launches compact compactor

Mil-tek has launched the XP100S – a stainless steel waste compactor – that it says is being dubbed the “world’s most environmentally friendly compactor”. With a stainless steel frame and a low-energy long cylinder, the new XP100S has a footprint of just 52cm2. Aimed at commercial kitchens and food preparation areas as well as  shipping and offshore environments


Data crunch helps TV chef slash kitchen waste costs

River Cottage Canteen, the award winning restaurant operated by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, claims to have reduced food waste by more than a third with a technological approach to kitchen management. Food Waste is high up on the national agenda following the BBC series ‘Hugh’s War on Waste’ and over 288,000 people have signed the #wastenot

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Meiko waste disposal system wins consultants’ endorsement

Warewashing manufacturer Meiko is celebrating after winning the FCSI’s Sustainable Catering Equipment Award for 2015. The company impressed consultants with its WasteStar CC pumped waste disposal system, which can be retrofitted relatively simply to existing kitchens. Bill Downie, managing director of Meiko UK, said the WasteStar system has a clear place in the market. “We