Resource Efficiency in Organisations

Food Waste Regulations

The Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009 govern businesses that sell or serve food. According to these regulations:

  • Food waste from specified premises must be segregated at source from 1st July 2010
  • For any premises producing less than 50 kg per week, there was a one-year derogation available, but the regulations now apply across the board

The following businesses are affected by these regulations:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Caf├ęs
  • Public Houses
  • Guest Houses
  • Shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Chippers (sale of hot food off the premises)
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • All workplaces where food is supplied to employees for consumption
  • Licensed events-community type events excluded

Tip!
These regulations mean that many companies are now keen to engage in resource efficiency with regard to their food waste. Why not work with them?

Link!
Click here to learn more about the Food Waste Regulations

Tool!
Click here to learn what was done in Wicklow to prevent food waste in the catering and hospitality sector