Spotlight on food waste
Waste-Works, a new waste and resource event dedicated to the food and drink industry, will launch in 2015.
The event will take place at the ExCeL centre in London, UK, from 22-25 March alongside IFE and Pro2Pac. The three events combined will cover the full supply chain for food businesses – from farm to fork to fertiliser and fuel.
Corby Ganesh, event director at Fresh Montgomery, the show organiser, says, “We are launching Waste-Works to provide the food and drink industry with the knowledge and solutions to continue the progress already being made in reducing waste.”
WRAP estimates that the UK food and drink manufacturing sector could save about 720,000 tonnes – equating to £404 million per annum – by implementing operational improvements and becoming more resource efficient, primarily in the areas of food and packaging.
Ganesh continues, “Whilst many of the industry’s major players are already actively tackling the issue with impressive results, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of small to medium food businesses in the UK that have a genuine interest in reducing the waste they produce and improving efficiency, but don’t know where to start.
“They are looking for the information, ideas and inspiration to reduce their costs and increase their profits. Waste-Works will cater to this by providing them with a programme of real-life examples and case studies from the leading businesses and brands in the industry, along with suppliers explaining the latest developments and innovations.”