2020 waste2zero Awards Finalists Announced

With waste remaining a constant focus of the out of home food and drink sector, we are delighted to announce that, with another year of strong entries to the waste2zero awards,  the following organisations are in the running to pick up a trophy recognising excellence in waste management and waste prevention.

  • Aramark
  • Brakes with ACM Environmental
  • City to Sea
  • Compass UK & Ireland
  • Fowler Welch
  • Garcon Wines
  • Glassbusters
  • Klockner Pentaplast
  • Location One
  • Mechline
  • Meiko UK
  • Olio EX
  • Ramco UK
  • Shrewsbury Cup
  • Sodexo UK & Ireland
  • Vegware with Paper Round
  • Winnow with ISS
  • Yume Foods
  • Zero Waste Scotland

The winners will be announced at the glamorous Awards Dinner to be held at the In & Out Club in St.James's Square, London SW1Y 4JW on Wednesday14th October 2020. Book Tickets HERE

What's it all about?

The objective of waste2zero, now in its fourth year, is to specifically give the out of home food and drink industry a platform to showcase best practice and recognise excellence in this vital area. The natural by-product is to encourage those organisations – and there are some - still indifferent about waste, to take the issue more seriously and to get involved in its management and prevention at a business level.

Waste remains endemic and a mega-trend and one of the biggest challenges to the out of home sector. Food waste, in particular, has emerged as one of the defining sustainability issues of our modern food system. Plastics, packaging and other non-food waste presents a perpetual and colossal problem, whilst micro-plastic waste threatens the food chain itself.

In the out of home sector, around a million tonnes of food is wasted every year, of which a staggering 75% is avoidable. Simultaneously, 1.3 million tonnes of packaging and 0.66 million tonnes of other non-food wastes are also discarded. 

Much best practice is in evidence, but an unacceptable waste culture also remains prevalent. Our industry needs to showcase best practice more than ever before and these awards are the platform to do so.

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