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Coca-Cola production switches to 100% renewable electricity

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced that it has begun sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, furthering its commitment to sustainable manufacturing in Great Britain. Supplied by EDF Energy, the 100% renewable electricity package will comply with Ofgem’s Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme, certifying the proportion of electricity sourced from renewable generation.…
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Local Sustainability Heroes Announced! Last day to vote…

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Footprint Awards Community Vote. Part of the annual Footprint Awards programme, the Community Vote, sponsored by Nestlé Professional, asks the nation to vote for any local food outlet that they believe demonstrates commitment to sustainability and reducing negative impact on the environment. The outlets below…
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Sodexo named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women fourth year in a row

Sodexo has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week. It is the…
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UK could cut the use of disposable coffee cups by 50-300 million per year

The use of disposable coffee cups could be reduced by 50 – 300 million annually according to research announced today by leading coffee roaster Bewley’s. An estimated 2.5bn disposable coffee cups are used in the UK each year, creating approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste. The research, conducted from September to December 2016 by Cardiff University…
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School pupils reduce food waste by a third through social media

WasteLESS Week campaign uses Instagram and Twitter to discourage food waste. A school in south west London has successfully reduced its level of food waste by a third, through an innovative campaign, using social media. The ‘WasteLESS Week’ campaign was introduced at Emanuel School in Battersea and saw senior school pupils share images of their…
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Essential Cuisine Unveils New Sustainability Infographic

The Cheshire-based supplier of stocks, jus, gravies, demi-glaces and glaces has shared how it is tackling current and future sustainability challenges by way of a dedicated infographic – The Way We Like to do Business. Waste, recycling, nutrition, allergens, staff retention and support for industry causes are just some of the topics that Essential Cuisine…
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Fighting food waste, one step at a time

For our 2016 research we decided to concentrate on one of the biggest issues within the Catering Industry – waste. Where does it come from, what do we do with it and crucially, how do we reduce the amount produced to a sustainable level? This is not only from a budget perspective, but importantly an…
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Key challenges facing caterers – what did our research discover?

Waste has emerged as one of the defining sustainability issues of our modern food system. Up to half the food produced globally is never consumed. In the UK, 12 million tonnes of food is thrown away annually – yet most of this is avoidable. Over 10 per cent of food waste produced comes from the…
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The devil’s in the detail

Front of house: the biggest obstacle The top thing we uncovered is the urgent necessity to challenge and change the attitudes of both staff and students in the ‘throw away’ culture of waste. There will be some environmentally-conscious students who actively think about the food they waste, but 88 per cent of universities said that…
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It’s a start – practical solutions from members

Front of house From talking to students to moving bins to the front of house and asking them to scrape their own plates, there are many schemes aimed at showing diners just how much food they are wasting. Some universities are going further and looking at their pricing policies, offering students smaller portions or splitting…
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