The True Cost of Waste in Hospitality and Food Service
This report is a quantification of the true cost of food waste in the UK’s Hospitality and Food Service industry.
The report shows that food waste costs the UK HaFS sector an estimated £2.5 billion per year, and that this will rise to nearly £3 billion per year by 2016 if no action is taken.
In an industry comprising circa 260,000 outlets in the UK, the annual cost of food waste equates to around £10,000 per outlet each year. This study shows that a 5% reduction in food waste equates to a sector-level saving of £250 million over two years.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (which operates as WRAP) is a registered UK Charity No. 1159512 and registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 4125764. Registered office at Second Floor, Blenheim Court, 19 George Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5BH.