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Cut energy rather than pull pints

PUBS ARE being advised to focus their efforts on energy reductions rather than selling more beer if they want profits to rise.                     A little healthy competition never hurt anyone, which is why a new benchmarking scheme to improve energy efficiency across the hospitality sector comes with…
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Roadmap to waste reduction

THE INTRODUCTION of backhauling schemes and the development of a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant are among the cost-saving options considered in a new research project designed to help pubs, bars and restaurants reduce waste.                           Project Dragon was commissioned by the Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum, which…
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Food waste hero, or potential villain?

PIGS ARE being touted as the solution to the UK foodservice sector's food waste problem. But there are reputation risks attached to the concept.                     The Pig Idea is a campaign that is quickly gathering momentum. The aim is to lift the European ban on feeding food…
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The push for more AD sites

BRITAIN'S ANAEROBIC digestion capacity is growing and yet many foodservice companies are still sending food waste to landfill. Footprint looks at the gaps in the UK system.    There are now 106 anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, not counting those used in the water industry. They can handle 5.1m tonnes of food waste, turning…
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106 AD plants, but still not enough?

THERE ARE now over 100 anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, outside those used by the water industry.   The official figures, gathered by bioeconomy consultants NNFCC and WRAP, reveal that the number of AD plants in the UK has nearly doubled since September 2011, when a comprehensive baseline report was published.   The…
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Hospitality sector looking at its own AD plant

THE HOSPITALITY sector could have its own dedicated anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to take food waste. It’s just one of a number of options being considered as part of a sector-wide analysis of food waste.   The Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum, which has 12,000 restaurant and pub members, has found that more than half the…
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