Resource Efficiency in Organisations

Food Waste

In Ireland, nearly half a million tonnes of organic waste are generated each year in an almost 50: 50 split between household and businesses. For commercial businesses, organic waste comprises the largest individual stream.

The majority of the organic waste is food based waste through it also includes garden and landscape wastes.

Tip! Food waste is a high priority waste stream for local authorities in Ireland and is an ideal stream on which to focus a resource efficiency programme. Click here for more on the Food Waste Regulations

For food waste, the technical dimension involves some key steps and activities and the following food waste-related supports will assist in the Assessment phase of the 9 Step approach.

Check out this great video from Monaghan County Council on Food Waste in Catering

Look at this Guide from the Clean Technology Centre on Food Waste Prevention in the Catering Sector