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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste in Your Business

We’re all trying to make Earth a better place to live. We can do this in small ways or big ways. 

But a ‘big’ way doesn’t have to be a hard way. 

As a business owner, there are some easy things you can do to reduce your commercial food waste — and to recycle what’s left over. 

Let’s take a look at our top tips for reducing business food waste. 

Buy what you need 

This might seem obvious but if you’ve always ordered the same volumes of food, it might be worth a review. Taking stock of what you’ve got and what you need as a business can help you avoid food waste down the line. Doing so, you’ll identify foods you can cut back on, particularly if you’re throwing lots away at the end of the month. Then, you can simply readjust your order. 

Go wonky 

Tonnes of imperfect food is thrown away every year. But these days, many suppliers are now giving buyers the option to purchase ‘wonky’ or misshapen fruit and veg. So if it makes no difference to you, purchasing wonky produce prevents it from being wasted. And what’s more, you might get a good price for it. 

Store smartly 

Food lasts longer if it’s stored properly. This means checking your fridge-freezers are cold enough, and ensuring your cupboards are not in direct sunlight. Being familiar with each food type and how to store it properly can make everything last longer.

Make it company culture 

Teamwork makes the dream work. If you have aspirations of lowering your food waste as a business, you need to inspire your employees to join in; making it part of the company culture can create a sense of team spirit and united purpose. You could also get everyone involved to come up with their own food waste solutions. After all, people are more likely to do things if they’ve felt a part of the process. 

Recycle what’s left 

Even when you’ve done all of the above, you’re bound to have some food waste left over. Fortunately, organic recycling from our team at Bio Collectors takes the ‘waste’ out of food waste. 

We organise food waste collection directly from your site before taking it to our one-of-a-kind anaerobic digestion facility. Here, your food waste is recycled in a closed-loop system to generate power for the National Grid and also biogas for our vehicles — meaning nothing is ever truly wasted. 

Here at Bio Collectors, we take your waste and turn it into energy, powering homes and businesses across the UK. We’re certified to provide biogas for the National Grid using the food waste from your business. It couldn’t be easier either, with regular collection of your commercial food waste bins directly from your site whether your in London or the areas surrounding the M25. Get in touch with our friendly team to find out more.

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