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Essentially Catering Magazine - March 2014 Industry News Food Waste: act now to improve your bottom line Alarming data from WRAP Research by WRAP indicates that more than 1.3 billion meals are wasted annually in the UK’s hospitality and foodservice sector ( Visit WRAP’s online resource centre to learn how you can start to avoid destroying your bottom line by increasing your, and your staff’s, waste awareness. The Hospitality and Sustainable Restaurant Food Service Agreement Association Spearheaded by WRAP, the Agreement has two targets: • To reduce food and associated packaging waste arising by 5% by At last month’s the end of 2015. This will be against a 2012 baseline conference in London • To increase the overall rate of food and packaging waste being – organised by the Sustainable recycled, sent to AD (Anaerobic Digestion) or composted to at least Restaurant Association and the 70% by the end of 2015. Dutch Embassy – delegates were Click told that: “Solving food waste pdf for further information. is the ‘defining challenge of the 21st Century’ which could lead to significant economic, social and ADBA AD & Hospitality Conference environmental benefits.” The SRA is a not-for-profit The inaugural ADBA AD (Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association) membership organisation providing conference was held on Friday 7 February at the Royal Garden Hotel, restaurants with sustainability advice London. through a team of specialist account The conference brought together key representatives from the hospitality managers. The SRA helps member and waste management sectors with AD operators and developers to restaurants source food more identify the key barriers hospitality businesses face in separating out and sustainably, manage resources more sending their unavoidable food waste for treatment efficiently and work more closely through AD, and discussed possible solutions. For with their community. Members further information, visit: enjoy the economic benefits of greater sustainability and the SRA conference promotes their activities to consumers. 9
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