The Talbot Provedore and Eatery is one of the first local restaurants to put their hand up for a new program set to significantly reduce waste produced by hospitality businesses.
A State Government initiative, Love Food Hate Waste is a free, short program designed to help cafés, restaurants, pubs and other hospitality venues prevent food waste and reduce pile ups in landfill.
According to the program, the average food business in Victoria throws away more than 100 kilograms of wasted food every week and taking part in Love Food Hate Waste will not only reduce waste but also reduce costs and increase profit.
The Provedore has already signed up for the program and proprietor Jayne Newgreen said it’s a great opportunity to further reduce waste.
“Waste in every aspect of the business is something we’re always trying to reduce and take responsibility for,” she said.
“We throw out about 10 to 20 litres of food waste per week. That waste all ends up going into compost or worm farms, we do what we can so it doesn’t go to landfill.
“I think we do a really good job already but there’s always an opportunity to do better.”
Businesses taking part in the Love Food Hate Waste program receive a participant kit which includes food waste trackers, action plan templates along with other resources and tools to help reduce food waste.
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