Now available to download for free is the new Footprint Intelligence report, ‘Can a cup save the planet? Exploring opportunities for reusables in hospitality and foodservice’, produced in association with dishwashing specialist Meiko UK.
“Waste disposal costs are going through the roof, storage space for bins is at a premium, and customers can’t stand packaging. Everybody hates waste, and we need to eliminate single-use items wherever possible,” says Paul Anderson, managing director of Meiko UK and chair of the Foodservice Equipment Association.
Amid apocalyptic headlines about environmental catastrophe and climate change, there is overwhelming evidence that consumers – and caterers – want action.
The report details the challenges and solutions, finding evidence that reuse schemes are working.
“The issue of reusables and cutting single-use products is having an extraordinary effect on the UK catering industry,” says Paul Anderson. “What is heartening is that we are witnessing a core change in societal behaviour, with the public and caterers pulling together to reduce waste. We are making it happen, and you can find out how by reading about the opportunities for reusables in hospitality and foodservice.”