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Industry’s waste management & prevention elite announced

The 2022 waste2zero awards in partnership with Bunzl Catering Supplies were presented at an exclusive dinner held at the famous In & Out in London’s St.James’s Square tonight.

The waste2zero awards recognise excellence in Waste Management and Prevention in the out of home sector and specifically give the waste industry a platform to showcase best practice and initiatives in this vital area.

An elite panel of judges, experts in waste, packaging and sustainability, reviewed innovations and initiatives from organisations large and small in areas such as resource management, closed loop, recycling and food redistribution. Clear leadership is evident from some organisations in the sector who are demonstrating operational strategies that reduce waste impacts to the environment up and down supply chains.

The 2022 Winners and Highly Commended in their chosen categories are as follows.

Special Achievement Award 2022

sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies

Winner: Anna Pazdera, Executive Chef, Marriott Hotels

Best Recycling or Upcycling Project Award

Sponsored by Sodexo UK & Ireland

Winner: KP

Highly Commended: Deep Blue Restaurants

Best Waste Prevention Project Award (non-food)

sponsored by Compass UK & I

Highly Commended: University of Chester

Best Food Waste Prevention Project Award 

sponsored by wrap

Winner: Milton Keynes University Hospital

Highly Commended: Amadeus Catering

Best Waste Project Communication & Engagement Award

sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies

Winner: Sodexo UK & Ireland

Highly Commended: Compass Group UK&I

Food Redistribution Award

sponsored by KP

Winner: KFC UK&I and Fareshare

Highly Commended: Compass Group & Foodbuy

Best Closed Loop Project Award

supported by Nestlé Professional

Winner: Compass Group Ireland

Highly Commended: KILO ZIRO

Best Waste Reduction Technology Award

sponsored by Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM)

Winner: Chartwells at Brunel University
Highly Commended: TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods

Enormous thanks to our judges who gave their time and experience to assess this year’s entries. The waste2zero Judges this year were as follows: 

Tessa Clarke
Co-Founder and CEO, OLIO

Celena Fernandez
Head of Sustainability, KFC UKI

Peter Goodwin 
Managing Director and Co-Founder, co-cre8 

Lee Marshall
Policy & External Affairs Director, Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) 

Justin Turquet 
Head of Sustainability, Bunzl Catering Services 

As with other Footprint awards schemes, judging of the waste2zero Awards is completed in isolation. Individual judges do not judge all the categories. Any conflict of interest (competitive or otherwise) is avoided and judges do not know which categories their colleagues are assessing. Each judge applies the benefit of their knowledge to the entries, without the influence of their colleagues, so that it is their knowledge and perspective alone that enables them to reach their scores. All judging is accomplished online and Footprint have no influence which provides of layer of integrity that cannot be challenged.