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Do you work within the hospitality and food sector (HaFS) and are keen to cut costs in light of ever-rising business costs? If so, then the Guardians of Grub food waste campaign can help.

Guardians of Grub aims to help HaFS businesses save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the environment. Each year the UK and NI wastes approx. £3.2billion worth of food from the sector, with 75% of this food being perfectly edible. This means that the resulting average cost to local businesses could be as much as £10,000 each, per year.

With local businesses fighting back against the financial impacts of the pandemic and working to balance profit margins against the rising costs associated with food and energy prices, now is the perfect time to get onboard and discover new and innovative ways of protecting both your profits and the planet.

The Guardians of Grub initiative comes from WRAP, the organisation behind Love Food Hate Waste. The campaign has developed a vast range of FREE tools for businesses such as a 15-minute ‘Cost Saving Skills’ course, a resource pack, social media assets and starters guide to help you reduce food waste in kitchens, and for those interested in a deeper dive, there is the ‘Becoming a Champion e-learning course’ which offers insights and support into all the ways staff can make the most of good food and avoid unnecessary bin waste, and costs.

And if you’re wondering whether getting involved in the campaign really works? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’.  Guardians of Grub has been delivering some fantastic results for businesses across the sector. This is what IHG Hotels & Resorts UK & Ireland to say:

“The ‘Becoming a Champion’ behaviour change course has really helped us to engage our teams on the value of food and reducing the impact of our food and contributing to our net zero ambitions – protecting our profits, business and the planet.”

And it’s not just big businesses who can benefit. The Harrington Arms Pub in Cheshire, cut food waste by 33% and saw their gross profits rise by 6%!

To find out more check out: or, if you’re interested in becoming a campaign partner contact Danielle McCormick at


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This is 1 part of a 4 part series on sustainability in business.   To view the other articles, visit Going Green in Business