Contract caterers sign up for waste reduction

Compass Group UK & Ireland and BaxterStorey Ltd. have both signed up to the Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement run by WRAP to reduce waste and boost recycling generated by their businesses.

The voluntary agreement sets out two clear targets.

Signatories must work towards reducing food and associated packaging waste by 5 per cent by the end of 2015. Also, the business must attempt to increase the overall rate of food and packaging waste being recycled, sent to anaerobic digestion or composted, to at least 70 per cent.

WRAP, a not-for-profit company in 2000, is backed by government funding from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The aim is to reduce waste in all forms through networking and best practice methods including embedding waste reduction into contracts and agreements.

According to WRAP, 69 major businesses have signed up to the agreement including Domino’s Pizza, Greene King, Greggs, McDonald’s Restaurants and Unilever Food Solutions.

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