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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

Electrolux splashes cash to invest in innovative food waste start-up

Electrolux has invested in a Swedish start-up that helps restaurants and supermarkets reduce food waste by selling unsold food to consumers. The investment is part of a wider $12m (£9m) round with other investors, including investment firm Kinnevik, US venture capital outfit Bessemer and global venture capital specialist e.ventures. Since its launch two years ago,

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

ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: What will it take for the industry to treat food waste seriously?

Food waste remains a major issue for foodservice operators and one that, if it is managed successfully, can drive the sustainability agenda, reduce costs and improve the bottom line. FEJ, in association with waste management equipment specialist IMC, invited some of the UK’s top caterers and hospitality experts to a special editorial roundtable in London

Waste food catering operation poised for lift-off this September

A social enterprise initiative behind the UK’s first waste food ‘pay-as-you-feel’ restaurant is set to take the concept one step further by launching a waste food catering business. Real Junk Food Manchester sprung to prominence when it launched the pop-up in Manchester last year and the project was so successful that it has remained open

EXCLUSIVE: ‘One-size-fits-all levy’ not the answer to tackling food waste, argue experts

Instilling a culture that drives employees to take a more responsible approach to food waste – rather than relying on government to impose mandatory regulations – could hold the key to hospitality operators getting a proper grip of the issue in future, experts have suggested. Food waste is said to cost the hospitality and foodservice

NEW RESEARCH: Caterers that invest in food waste initiatives see a sixfold saving on operating costs

New research published this morning claims there is now a “compelling business case” for foodservice operators serving hospitals, schools, sports arenas and other facilities to reduce food waste. For every $1 (75p) that caterers invest in programmes to curb food waste, they save more than $6 (£4.50) on average in operating costs, according to a

Europe “must get ready” for food waste collections, insist recycling experts

Local authorities and municipalities across the European Union (EU), including in the UK, need to ‘get ready’ to introduce separate food waste collections, according to the heads of the global and UK food waste recycling associations. The EU has this week published in its Official Journal its Circular Economy Package, which includes new targets of