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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

JD Wetherspoon champions ‘green energy’ with food waste blitz across its pubs

More than 11,500 tonnes of annual food waste from JD Wetherspoon’s kitchens and pubs will avoid landfill in future after the pub chain inked a deal to outsource its management to a third party.  The company has appointed resource management firm Veolia to improve its recycling and divert all of its waste from landfill. Following successful

Bagged salad ‘scandal’ is Britain’s biggest scourge of food waste

Bagged salad given out by takeaway outlets has been revealed as Britain’s biggest source of food waste – with waste experts calling it a “scandal”. UK waste management company BusinessWaste.co.uk claims research it has undertaken shows that almost all bagged salads given away by takeaway food establishments are never eaten, with many thrown into waste

Pret tests in-store filtered water stations as CEO acknowledges plastic ‘problem’

Pret CEO Clive Schlee has penned an open note to customers asking them if the chain should stop selling plastic water bottles and separately revealed it has begun trialling water filter stations in-store. The chain, which numbers 500 units in the UK, is testing reusable bottles and taps in its Veggie Pret and Manchester shops in an

Darwin & Wallace bar group snaps up coveted three star rating from SRA

An independent neighbourhood bar group has bolstered its business by garnering a three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The five-strong chain Darwin & Wallace, which has sites in Battersea. Clapham, Chelsea, Richmond and Chiswick, secured the converted rating for its commitment to “serving great quality food.” The SRA examines activity across three

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

Casual Dining Group takes new approach to dealing with surplus kitchen stock

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has partnered with food waste charity FareShare to identify where food is going to waste and how it can instead be redistributed to people in need. CDG believes the biggest opportunity is through its distribution network, whereby a surplus of food occurs, including short-dated food, drink and in some cases over-stocking. CDG’s

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’.