Waste2Zero Awards

Where: In & Out Club, St James's Square, London SW1Y 4JU

When: 10th October, 18.45 - 22.30

Dress: Business attire. The In & Out is a private members club and we are guests for the evening. We have been asked to specify that gentlemen must wear business suits with jacket and tie whilst on the club’s premises.

With thanks to the Waste2Zero 2019 judges who dedicate so much of their time:

  • Carol Evans, Solution Director, Fourth
  • Anna Havard, Head of Member Services Development, CIWM
  • Lugano Kapembwa, Director, Lukap
  • Dean Pearce, Business Development, SWRnewstar
  • Eleanor Morris, Special Advisor Hospitality and Food Service at WRAP
  • John Twitchen, Director, env23

Judging of the Waste2Zero Awards is completed in isolation. Individual judges do not judge all the entries. 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 

Why does the industry need waste2zero?

Waste remains a mega-trend and one of the biggest challenges to the foodservice and hospitality industry. Food waste, in particular, has emerged as one of the defining sustainability issues of our modern food system, whilst packaging presents a perpetual and colossal problem. In foodservice 920,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year, of which a staggering 75% is avoidable. 30% - 50% of food produced never reaches the human stomach. 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 unacceptable waste culture remains prevalent. Culture is shifting. Media events such as David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II have brought plastics pollution to the public’s attention like never before. A government consultation is exploring whether taxation could reduce use of single-use plastics, increase recycling rates and stimulate the use of alternatives. Our industry needs to showcase best practice more than ever before.

waste2zero Objectives

The objective of the Waste2Zero Awards is to specifically give the foodservice and out of home sector a platform for recognition and to showcase best practice and leadership. The by-product is to encourage those still ambivalent about waste to take the issue more seriously and to get involved.

Following the hugely successful inaugural Waste2Zero Awards in December, we’re delighted to announce that the Waste2Zero Awards 2018 will take place in October 2018.

See video of last years Waste2Zero HERE

See photos of last years Waste2Zero HERE

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