Assessing how much food waste your organisation is generating needn't be a complex job.
In the food business, most food waste comes from spoilage
, food preparation
and leftovers on plates
. You need to know:
- Where is your food waste being generated i.e. is it through purchasing, preparation, cooking, storage, sales or service?
- How much food waste are you generating in each of these areas, and why?
- What can you improve?
Before you develop an action plan to reduce food waste, conduct a food waste review to identify the best ways to tackle this issue. You can hire a consultant or contact a Bin Trim Assessor, or you can do it yourself.
You can do a visual check and make notes about the type of food in the bin, how much there is and possible reasons for it being put in the bin. For a more accurate assessment follow the steps below.