Food waste info sources

There are lots of great resources available dedicated to reducing food waste in the UK hospitality and food service sector. We have put just a few of them in this info sources section. Simply click on the references below to reveal web links which you can use to help you action plan how to reduce food waste in your business.

  • WRAP

    WRAP has a whole site dedicated to reducing food waste in the UK hospitality and food service sector

    Sections include:

    A series of information sheets to support businesses in the hospitality and food sector in taking action on food waste

    A resource centre for the Hospitality and Food Service sector with quick and easy ways of cutting down on food waste and saving money by doing so.

    A database of information from different businesses and organisations within the Hospitality and Food Service sector on reducing waste/behaving in a more sustainable way. Includes a search function on preventing food waste

    An index of case studies showing great work that is taking place across the hospitality and food service sector to reduce food and packaging waste, and to increase recycling.

    A The Hospitality and Food Service Agreement is a voluntary agreement to support the sector in reducing waste and recycling more. The Agreement is flexible to allow any size of organisation to sign up, from multi-national companies to smaller businesses, from sector wholesalers/distributors to trade bodies.

    The Food Waste Recycling Hub contains case studies and a cost calculator tool to enable SMEs to establish the best options in terms of food waste recycling.

  • Love Food Hate Waste

    Brought to you by WRAP, the Love Food Hate Waste site aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help us take action. It shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in businesses and in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.

    A guide for a wide range of organisations, it contains advice, ideas, suggested activities and resources on engaging with consumers to help reduce plate waste in particular, and food waste

    A short video which powerfully captures the extent to which “food waste = money waste”.

    This Love Food Hate Waste video shows what people say about the food they waste when eating out.

  • Unilever Food Solutions

    Unilever Food Solutions have put together a suite of quick and easy to use resources specifically aimed at reducing food waste in professional kitchens.

    An app from Unilever Food Solutions that helps professional kitchens monitor and track food waste. Identifies when and where the most food waste is generated and what potential cost savings could be.

    A series of tools, including an app, that can be used by businesses to help measure waste, identify key problem areas, and then reduce the amount of waste they produce.

    Some simple tips to help reduce waste in commercial kitchens

    Feedback from caterers and chefs on what impact the ‘Wise up on Waste’ toolkit has had on their businesses and the environment. Videos of this feedback from across the UK

    Helpful tips on organising an efficient and effective kitchen. The idea is to ‘work smarter, not harder’. Tips listed under: Smart selling; The rise of “modern scratch”; Staff performance; Smart preparation.

  • Resource Efficient Scotland

    Resource Efficient Scotland is the free advice and support programme designed to help businesses save money and reduce energy, water and waste. It provides some specific insights on food waste, which although aimed to meet the requirements of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations, are useful for all food service businesses.

    A guide, from Resource Efficient Scotland, to help hospitality and food service businesses manage their food waste.