Closing the loop is defined as the collection and recycle of consumer waste. Although it is not always possible to achieve this, it promises the highest environmental returns if you can find ways to do so.
Brands are able to work with companies, such as the Australian Organic Recycling Group (ORG), that provide customers wishing to properly dispose of their compostable waste with a closed loop service. There may be a charge for the service, but you can balance the cost against savings in other areas.
You will be able to cut down your waste management costs because companies tend to charge less to collect compostable waste. As food makes up around 40% of total waste from pubs, restaurants, hotels and quick service restaurants, this could lead to a significant cost saving.
Contact your current waste management provider to find out if they offer waste collection for composting or enlist the services of a specialist contractor. In Australia alone, there are around 150 commercial composting facilities with the perfect balance of warmth, microbes and moisture to turn organic waste into soil.
On average 45% is from food prep and 21% is due to spoilage.
34% of all hospitality industry food waste is left on consumer plates.