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waste2zero 2021 In Association With Bunzl Catering Supplies 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 Northern Europe

Bunzl Catering Supplies

Chartwells at Salford University

Chartwells at University of Sussex

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Compass Group Ireland

Compass UK & I


In Kind Direct & Bunzl Catering Supplies

Meiko UK


Rosewood & BPR Group Europe

Sodexo UK & Ireland


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 Thursday 4th of November. Book tickets HERE 

What is it all about?

The objective of waste2zero, now in its fourth year, is to specifically give the out of home food and drinks 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 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 waste 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.