07 Jul '11, 9am

The UK hospitality sector could save up to £724 million a year by tackling food waste . New WRAP Report #hospitality

The Composition of Waste Disposed of by the UK Hospitality Industry estimates that over 3.4 million tonnes of waste (typically food, glass, paper and card) is produced by hotels, pubs, restaurants and quick service restaurants (QSRs) each year. Of this, 1.6 million tonnes (48 per cent) is recycled, reused or composted, while almost 1.5 million tonnes (43 per cent) is thrown away, mainly to landfill. Of the waste going to landfill, 600,000 tonnes was food waste, two-thirds of which (400,000 tonnes) could have been eaten. Efforts by the industry have increased recycling rates, but the amount of waste going to landfill remains an issue, as 70 per cent of the mixed waste currently sent for disposal could be recycled using existing markets. It is also estimated that as much as 950,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions could be saved if the recyclable waste disposed of by the h...

Full article: http://www.wrap.org.uk/media_centre/press_releases/hospit...

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