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LightStay plastic reduction initiative calls on suppliers to consider delivery methods

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

No shortage of catering equipment suppliers with plastic straw alternatives, says restaurant body

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has welcomed the banning of plastic and single use straws in restaurants and pubs – and insisted there are enough local catering equipment suppliers providing alternatives to keep the industry stocked. A straw, which is only used on average for 20 minutes, can take more than 200 years to

DEFRA blasted for wasteful catering purchases

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has come under fire after it was revealed today that it has purchased more than 2.5 million disposable coffee cups in the past five years. 516,000 disposable coffee cups were bought by DEFRA’s catering and facilities providers in the last year alone, for use in restaurants

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

Fresh Element strengthens focus on sustainability in the North East

Newcastle-based catering company Fresh Element joins the North East’s battle to reduce the £13bn annual spend on fresh food wastage. The company has strengthened its stance on sustainability by being among the first in the North East to sign up to an app aimed at limiting waste. Fresh Element was finding that at the end

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