INFOGRAPHIC: Food Waste Recycling Tips

by | Apr 23, 2019

Facts about food waste recycling

1 million tonnes

The amount of food wasted in the UK every year.

That’s enough food to fill London’s Shard 10 times!

£2.5 billion

The cost of food waste to the UK’s pubs, restaurants and food service outlets.

75%

Of this waste is completely avoidable.

For every £1 spent on reducing food waste, the average restaurant will save an estimated £7.

45%

Of food waste is a result of poor food preparation.

Here are 5 tips for cutting down on food waste

#1 Savvy stocking, storing and rotating

  • Only buy ingredients you know you will use
  • Place new stock behind old stock so that old stock is used first

#2 Keep fridges and freezers running at the right temperatures

  • Minimise spoilage
  • Prevent bacteria growth

#3 Get organised

  • Label allergens, dates, descriptions
  • Keep a list of stock

#4 Review portion sizes

  • ¼ of people leave food at the end of their meal
  • Chips are a major culprit
  • Make portions smaller to avoid waste

#5 Leverage leftovers

  • Link up with a local charity or food bank to donate leftover food.
  • Get clever about using scraps and excess ingredients.

What the law says

Anyone handling food must be trained in food safety.

Train your staff

  • Storing food
  • Cooking food
  • Keeping the premises clean
  • Avoiding cross-contamination

Food waste is inevitable, which is why food waste recycling should be high on the priority list for all organisations who deal with large quantities of food.

INFOGRAPHIC: FOOD WASTE RECYCLING

food waste recycling infographic

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