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Contract win with major hotel chain fuels BioHiTech’s UK growth plans

Contract win with major hotel chain fuels BioHiTech’s UK growth plans

BioHiTech Global, the US-based technology and waste services outfit that successfully listed on the NASDAQ stock market earlier this year, is driving its UK business forward after a deal with a “major international hotel chain”. The company plans to increase adoption of its sustainable waste management solution in the UK following the contract win earlier

Aramark launches campaign to reduce single-use plastic by 2022

In an effort to reduce plastic waste, Aramark has committed to reducing the use of single-use disposable plastics across its global operations by 2022. Starting in September, Aramark will implement changes across 19 countries, including the UK and Ireland where it serves over 110 million meals a year in more than 1,100 locations. The announcement

Greene King launches initiative to remove over 30 million plastic straws each year

Greene King has announced it will introduce compostable PLA straws to replace plastic ones across its entire UK estate. The 1,750-strong portfolio has pledged to send zero waste to landfill by 2020, with the scheme being a step on the ladder to achieving that goal. This announcement follows a move earlier this year which saw

LightStay plastic reduction initiative calls on suppliers to consider delivery methods

A restaurant in York has created an in-house water filling station, in a bid to cut down on use-once plastic bottles. The Yorkshire Bar and Grill has implemented a LightStay initiative which encourages staff to refill reusable drinking bottles belonging to guests, visitors, passers-by and tourists alike. This follows a review last month, which saw

EcoWastemaster ups its commitment to delivering food waste savings

Food waste continues to be a hot topic in the industry and as a result, EcoWatermaster has upped its product innovation in a bid to further help operators deliver savings. The EcoWastemaster aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with a system that diverts perishable food waste away from landfill, incineration or being flushed into the

Canary Wharf to cut 100,000 plastic bottles with UK’s first installation of trackable water refill stations

Canary Wharf Group has got to work on the UK’s plastic problem with the installation of trackable water refill stations, the first of their kind in the UK. The first station is already in action in Canada Place in London, with the second set to arrive in Cabot Place by the end of this week.

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

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