Once you have gathered the relevant information on food waste in your business, what can you do about it? A number of different management hierarchies have been proposed but all agree: Prevention at source is always the best option.
By doing this you will:
- Save money at all stages of the food cycle within your business
- Reduce environmental impacts associated with the food cycle
- Improve the social performance of your business
For more information on this we have some resources that may help.
Here are some guides that will provide useful information for the catering sector.
Sources of information
The following programmes provide different levels of support to businesses in Ireland
Local Authority Prevention Network – Through this programme local authorities throughout the country provide support to local businesses to work on waste prevention based projects
Green Hospitality Award – This national environmental scheme for the hospitality sector provides a green award based on environmental criteria
Green Healthcare Programme – This programme aims is to prevent waste and reduce costs in Irish Hospitals
Greenbusiness.ie – A support programme for Irish businesses to help them reduce their costs through improved resource efficiency
Food Waste – This website provides information on the laws that apply to all food waste producing businesses in Ireland
Unilever Food Waste Information – Helping the service industry tackle their food waste