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Planetpro: No Time to Waste—Working Towards Zero Waste

October 20, 2021

It is time to stop adding to landfills. How much waste does your business produce?

Even for the environmentally-minded among us, when you start to add up everything you throw away on a weekly basis, the answer may be surprising.

There are many reasons to cut back on waste.

First, it can save your business money—which is more important than ever in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is also clearly the right thing to do in terms of protecting the environment. Our planet has limited resources (including space for landfills), and we need to use them wisely if we want them to last for generations.

And finally, reducing waste is important to your customers. That means it should also be important to you to introduce better practices that reduce waste in every part of your business and that will help you attract new guests and keep the ones you have.

Sources

1. Food wastage footprint. FAO. 2014.
2. World Bank Blogs. 2017.
3. World Economic Forum. 2015.
4. Ellen Macarthur Foundation. The New Plastics Economy. 2016.
5. ReFED. A Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste by 20 Percent. 2016.
6. Namkung, Y. & Jang, S. Are Consumers Willing to Pay More for Green Practices at Restaurants? 2017.
7. World Resources Institute. 2017.
8. Nestlé Professional Balancing Plates Report.

Planetpro: No Time to Waste—The Restaurant’s Role in Reducing Trash

Today many customers are also interested in your waste reduction efforts, as they begin to realize the environmental costs of waste. In this first issue of Planetpro, we will take a look at this topic and show you some practical ways you can manage waste.