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Experts call for urgent action over Parliament’s shocking food waste stats

Experts call for urgent action over Parliament’s shocking food waste stats

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association has said the issue of food waste needs to be tackled urgently after it emerged that the amount produced by the House of Commons has doubled to nearly 300 tons in the past three years. Senior MPs have described the volume of waste from parliamentary caterers as “staggering” and

Oxford University college dumps kitchen wheelie bins after Garbage Guzzler success

A Oxford University college has dramatically slashed kitchen waste after successfully trialling and then implementing PLK’s ‘Garbage Guzzler’ waste management unit. Mansfield College, which produces more than 500 meals a day for its staff, students and visitors, installed the equipment in April in a bid to trim its food waste and carbon footprint. The GG400 Garbage Guzzler, an onsite

Up to 10% of restaurant food wasted before it leaves the kitchen

Electrolux has given its backing to a global project to make chefs use food resources in a more sustainable way and ensure less waste is produced by commercial kitchens. The initiative by Worldchefs is designed to educate kitchen workers on helping the foodservice industry become more sustainable and will teach best practice through a ‘Sustainability Curriculum’.

Free waste management audit targets restaurant operators

A free waste management service that aims to get more restaurant businesses to recognise the cost and environmental benefits of baling and compacting waste is being launched. Wastesaving Audit is being launched by phs Wastekit, one of the biggest divisions in the phs Group and a key player in the UK’s waste management market. The

Greene King makes pub teams separate waste on site

Greene King has announced a new target of zero waste sent to landfill by 2020 – the first pledge of its kind in the UK’s pub industry. The declaration follows the launch of Greene King’s partnership with waste management company SWR in April 2016, and its commitment to Courtauld 2025 to create a best practice

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

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

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

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.

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