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Ex-Whitbread CEO joins kitchen food waste company

Ex-Whitbread CEO joins kitchen food waste company

Winnow Solutions, a provider of food waste metres for commercial kitchens, has strengthened its board with the appointment of Alan Parker, the former CEO of Whitbread. Winnow, which aims to help operators reduce food waste by digitally tracking and measuring it through ‘bin smart metres’, will call on Parker’s 30 years’ experience of the industry

Lord Deben calls for ban on food to landfill

Former farm minister and environment secretary Lord Deben has called for a ban on food waste to landfill. Speaking in a panel session at the Waste-Works exhibition yesterday, The Rt Hon. John Gummer, chairman of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change and sustainability consultancy Sancroft International, had short shrift for retailers still sending food waste

Kitchen waste crisis gives industry food for thought

When a string of foodservice and restaurant chains from the public and private sector united to sign the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement, it signalled the industry’s collective intent to reduce kitchen waste through better procurement and operating behaviour. A year on, FEJ hears how the gains are starting to be felt on the bottom

Manufacturer offers operators a blueprint for slashing food waste

Catering equipment manufacturer Mechline has put together a food waste programme that aims to simplify things for operators struggling to get a handle on this area of their business. The Milton Keynes-based outfit says the programme has been conceived to help businesses reduce the volume of waste they deal with and increase profits. Mechline insists

SRA conceives new scheme for foodservice sector

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is set to launch a new training programme to increase knowledge and change behaviour across the hospitality industry. The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited SRA Sustainability Training is designed to improve sustainability practice across the foodservice sector. The programme, which is suitable for all staff, front and back of house,

Waste firm gains UK sales rights for liquid composter

Compactors Direct is set to unveil a new liquid food composter for the UK restaurant market. The Hertfordshire-based company has the sole UK distribution rights for the US-made Power Knot Liquid Food Composter (LFC), which turns most food waste into grey water within 24 hours. The LFC is a fully enclosed automatic food digesting machine

Ventilation providers sign UK sales pact

Commercial kitchen ventilation specialist, Halton Foodservice, has signed a global distribution agreement that makes it the exclusive distributor of Reco-Air’s patented pollution control system. Specifically for use with electric cooking equipment, the range of compact and versatile Reco-Air units provide complete, recirculation ventilation system returning clean, odourless air, negating the need for costly riser ducts