Hospitality Zero was a hospitality food waste reduction project that we launched as part of the Scottish Government tourism recovery funded Destination Net Zero programme, working in collaboration with Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.
This project aimed at supporting hospitality venues to understand and reduce their food waste. It provided participants with the advice and support needed to achieve this.
Food waste costs Scottish hospitality outlets an average of £10,000 a year, with the equivalent of one in six meals served ending up straight in the bin. From data gathered during the Hospitality Zero project, it’s estimated that the cost of food waste is likely to be even higher.
Not only is that a huge drain on business resources, but it also contributes significantly to climate change, through greenhouse gas emissions like methane and CO2.