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Food waste recycling is as important as ingredients says survey

Almost 80 per cent of people believe that where food waste ends up is as important as where ingredients come from when they dine out, according to new research.

A survey commissioned by commercial food waste collection and recycling provider Cawleys, found that for 78 per cent of people waste was as important as food quality when eating out. Additionally, 69 per cent of people care about food waste in restaurants and the workplace but 39 per cent of people recycle at home but do not think about it at work. And 44 per cent of consumers would pay more in a restaurant with exceptional environmental credentials than that without.

British Hospitality Association Sustainability Committee chairman and chief executive of Best Western Hotels David Clarke said: Its right that there should be increased consumer pressure for the commercial sector to demonstrate its commitment to recycling and CO2 emissions reduction.

The report Eco eating: consumer attitudes to commercial food waste has been published as Cawleys rolls out the UKs first nationwide commercial food waste collection and recycling service for anaerobic digestion.

Cawleys business development manager Kate Cawley said: AD has been around for some time but until now there hasnt been a UK-wide food waste collection and recycling solution, which could potentially have a significant impact on reducing food waste generated by national hotel and restaurant chains.

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