Don’t be bananas – cut the waste

Very concise and important knowledge to share! Thanks Guy!

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It is world food day and so I decided to make a little post about something that I really love and something I really hate. I love food and hate waste.

Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. In the events industry we have calculated that over 50% is thrown away in some location. In the UK, where performance is better 18% of all food in the hospitality sector is estimated to be wasted. For UK hotels food waste represents a cost of £318 million each year including food procurement, labour, utilities and waste management costs, or £4,000 per tonne.

Waste – the hidden cost

Globally the economic costs of this food wastage are substantial and amount to about USD 1 trillion each year. However, the hidden costs of food wastage extend much further. Food that is produced, but never consumed, still causes environmental…

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