Industry Event Launched To Help Hospitality Sector Reduce Waste

25-07-13(2)picA new event has been launched that focuses purely on suppliers of waste solutions and services seeking to target the hospitality sector in a bid to help cut the 3.4m tonnes of mixed waste produced annually by the industry.

The event, WasteWorks, will take place 28 April-1 May 2014 at ExCeL London.

With 3.4m tonnes of mixed waste produced annually by the industry, WRAP’s Hospitality and Food Service Agreement has already highlighted the importance and cost-saving implications of minimising food waste.

WRAP cites a number of processes as a means of saving the industry millions of pounds and many of these processes are gaining mainstream support from top chefs and operators.

Toby Wand – “It’s only a matter of time before it’s illegal to put food waste from catering into landfill, due to the methane it releases, this is something the foodservice and hospitality industry is increasingly aware of”

Foodservice operators that support the agreement include BaxterStorey, Brakes Group, Compass Group UK & Ireland, Domino’s Pizza UK & Ireland, Gleneagles, Greene King, Greggs, McDonalds, QHotels and Spirit Pub Company.

Hotelympia, organisers of WasteWorks, attracts a senior audience from these groups and companies like them among its audience of 33,000 professionals.

Fresh Montgomery MD, Toby Wand says: “By concentrating on one key area we want to help suppliers reach operators looking to save costs – a class-leading audience of senior and influential decision makers from the across the sector.

“It’s only a matter of time before it’s illegal to put food waste from catering into landfill, due to the methane it releases, this is something the foodservice and hospitality industry is increasingly aware of. With WasteWorks we will provide an opportunity for the waste solution providers to demonstrate their products and services direct to an engaged audience.”

Last year Fresh Montgomery was the first UK organiser to be accredited with ISO20121, the international industry standard for running sustainable events and has won a number of event industry awards in recent years.

 

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