Category Archives: food waste

Food waste in restaurants: out of home, out of mind?

This blog was originally written by Brook Lyndhurst for The Guardian Sustainable Business portal. It can be found in its original location here: In a recent survey most people identified chips as the food they left uneaten and many saw salad garnishes as purely ornamental Photograph: Alamy Q. How many people leave food at the end [...]

Fish pot luck, and sustainable behaviours

On Saturday I was down in Brighton administering some questionnaires as part of Brook Lyndhurst’s research role with Catchbox. Catchbox is a cooperative which directly connects fish lovers with fishers who use responsible fishing methods – delivering members not only with a supply of fish, but an enhanced ‘fish experience’. We wanted to find out more [...]

When eating out do we ‘Think.Eat.Save’?

UK restaurants, pubs, hotels and quick service restaurants produce 600,000 tonnes of food waste. We could make a saving of £722 million a year by not wasting this food. How fitting that today for World Environment Day the focus is on food via the Think.Eat.Save campaign? Yesterday I attended the second ‘United Against Waste’ event organised [...]

What a Catch!

Last week a few of us helped out at the launch events for Catchbox in Chichester and Brighton. It was great to see so many local residents, fishers, local community and food group members, and journalists/writers come out to support the project. At both events the interest and excitement in making such a scheme work [...]

Broccoli queen or burger king?

Last week I enjoyed speaking at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum on consumer understanding of food labelling and linkages to food waste. There was a packed line-up of stimulating speakers offering their views on nutritional on-pack labelling, implementation of the new food labelling policy, and informing consumers on food labelling and food waste. Delegates [...]