env23 founder and Waste2Zero Awards judge John Twitchen analyses the key trends emerging from the annual Waste2Zero awards held on 4 October 2018. Sitting back and pretending it’s okay to carry on with business as usual needs to be called out… so he did.
A particularly strong theme at the Footprint-hosted second annual Waste2Zero awards was, well, less. Less waste, less plastic, less single use. Less unnecessary crap.
And less truly is more. There was plenty of evidence in this year’s award entries of businesses taking more responsibility, paying more attention to detail, delivering more transparency, and earning more profit as a result.
“But that’s the point” I hear you cry? Indeed it is, and it is heartwarming to see some big players in foodservice and some very large national and multinational companies investing to save money and resources. And ultimately our planet.
There’s something of a race to zero waste in our space, and it’s ace!
With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releasing its latest report together with its starkest message yet, now really is the time for organisations to step up, take responsibility and encourage each and every employee, customer, supplier and neighbour to do the same.
Sitting back and pretending it’s okay to carry on with business as usual needs to be called out.
Read the rest of the article over on Foodservice Footprint.