Working with businesses to reduce food waste

Wasted food can impact on profits, whilst increasing waste management costs. It is also a significant source of greenhouse gases and, for that reason, Scotland is aiming to reduce food waste by 33% by 2025.

As part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership, the Highland Good Food Partnership is working with Zero Waste Scotland to roll out their Food waste Toolkit for businesses.

Highland organisations across the food and drink sector can sign up to take the one-month food waste challenge in order to:

  • Understand your current levels of food waste
  • Make a plan to reduce food waste
  • Cut costs, save money and reduce your climate impacts

In addition to the Tookit, you will get access to expert help and advice.

To get started, please contact Reina Edmiston: reina@highlandgoodfood.org
If you're located in Lochaber, you can contact Lesley Hawkins: lesley@lochaberenviro.org.uk


Business food waste challenge information poster

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In-vessel composter network

Lochaber Environmental Group are looking to set up a network of businesses using in-vessel composters to manage their food waste. The purpose of the network will be to generate and share learning around in-vessel composting, in order to support this practice among businesses and communities in the Highlands.

The project is currently looking to connect to potential members in order to understand how to best support them.

If you are interested in joining the network or know someone who might, please contact the LEG Project Officer Lesley Hawkins: lesley@lochaberenviro.org.uk

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