London saves on 70 tonnes of food waste

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Editor 5th June 2014
Small businesses in London have saved more than £100,000 a year and prevented 70 tonnes of food from going to landfill as a result of cutting the amount of food they waste. The FoodSave scheme, backed by Mayor Boris Johnson, helped 15 companies achieve savings of more than £6,000 in direct food costs annually, with two of the businesses predicted to save more than £10,000 and another expected to save £24,000. The scheme – which has set a target to divert more than 1,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill and save businesses more than £350,000 – is now being extended, with 200 more restaurants, pubs, hotels and canteens invited to apply to take part in the free scheme. According to WRAP, the government waste advisory body, the equivalent of more than 1.3 billion meals are wasted every year in the UK’s hospitality and food service sector, costing companies an average of £10,000 a year. Wise up on Waste is a Food waste app from Unilever Food Solution, designed to UFS_WASTE_APPconveniently monitor and track food waste. The app helps you to identify when and where you are generating the most food waste and what the potential cost saving to your business can be if you reduce your waste by 20%. Download your Wise Up on Waste app today. Available in Android and iOS now! google playapp store

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th June 2014

London saves on 70 tonnes of food waste