Food waste is the unfortunate by-product of many events. It occurs through the mishandling of food, through over-supply and under-eating.
Food waste at events is waste of resources, of time and effort, and of course, of money. It costs to buy the ingredients, pay the staff and then to dispose of the waste. Food into landfill is a major cause of landfill methane emissions, a global greenhouse gas emissions contributor. Food waste at events also contributes to startling global food waste statistics, estimated at 1/3 of all food produced being lost or wasted
Here’s a quick checklist of actions you can take to avoid or reduce food waste at your event.