Plate up for Glasgow is a hospitality industry-led, month-long campaign that will run to coincide with COP26 (2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference) which takes place in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021.
The campaign will look to encourage Glasgow-based businesses within the food and drink sector to offer diners a zero-waste dining option throughout the campaign period from 12 October – 12 November 2021. The campaign is fronted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce through its Circular Glasgow initiative, in partnership with Eusebi Restaurant and Deli and Experience Glasgow Food and Drink.
Who can participate?
The campaign is open to Glasgow-based food and drink venues interested in piloting food waste reduction solutions and promoting sustainability. It’s also open to suppliers of local Scottish produce to businesses in Glasgow.
Businesses including The Gannet, Paesano Pizza and The Finnieston are among those which have already committed to taking part in the initiative, allowing both locals and visitors to the city to taste the very best of Glasgow's sustainable and edible innovations.
Why should you participate?
The aim is to create a Glasgow movement to inspire and invite everyone to act against food waste – challenging traditional, and often wasteful, dining out or takeaway business models with the aim of sending as little food waste as possible to landfill.
The campaign will also offer advice from some of the city’s best chefs on how you can reduce food waste in your business, as well as highlighting the many benefits of buying local produce.
Business benefits include:
- Driving footfall and revenue, supporting local economic growth and pandemic recovery.
- Collaborating with other leading city-based businesses to share best practice and insights.
- Being part of a pioneering pilot campaign, with the ambition to upscale to a future national campaign.
- Positioning your business as a leader in demonstrating a real commitment to delivering on COP26’s ambitions.
- Benefitting from increased profile through campaign PR and media.
- Receiving ongoing cost saving and food waste reduction support, via Circular Glasgow and Zero Waste Scotland.