Food Waste Action Week imminent
WRAP is calling on UK hospitality businesses to take action during Food Waste Action Week (1-7 March 2021).
WRAP is calling on UK hospitality businesses to take action during Food Waste Action Week (1-7 March 2021) and pledge to become 'Guardians of Grub'.
The week of activity will raise awareness of the impact that wasting food has on the planet.
For pub and bar operators who are keen to discover exactly how much they can target their food waste reduction and save costs, the Guardians of Grub campaign includes a 15-minute online course.
Businesses are urged to 'step up to the plate' by encouraging staff and customers to visit lovefoodhatewaste.com to find out how they can reduce the amount of food they waste at home.
“This is a hugely important issue for businesses, individuals and for us all as a society," says Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality. "Tackling food waste will be a major step in addressing climate change, which is arguably the single biggest issue of our time.
"Guardians of Grub is a great initiative, highlighting the issue of food waste and providing solutions to tackle it. Even during this time of crisis in the hospitality sector, food waste reduction is important, not only for its environmental benefits but also in protecting businesses financially.
"We will continue to enthusiastically support WRAP and encourage you to get involved with Food Waste Action Week and the Guardians of Grub Campaign this year. We recommend that all hospitality businesses utilise the tools that WRAP has made available to monitor and reduce their food waste.’’
Restaurant businesses can pledge their allegiance to the Guardians of Grub campaign via its website.