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.

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