Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
When food waste ends up in a landfill, which many tons do, it breaks down and releases methane into the environment. Methane contributes to the greenhouse effect, where the sun’s heat is trapped in the atmosphere and contributes to global warming. Limiting global warming is critical for the planet’s future, and everyone should do their utmost to help, including food waste recycling services. Cutting down your food waste and disposing of it responsibly will minimise your business’s carbon footprint.
Now we definitely have your attention! Reducing costs is a top priority for every business, as it should be. Did you know something as simple as food waste management can cut some business costs? By recycling food waste, you instantly limit the volume of general waste your business produces and sends to landfills, avoiding any associated taxes. However, one of the critical benefits of food waste recycling management is identifying how to limit food waste in the first place. It will also help you create a more efficient and cost-effective supply chain. Both of these benefits contribute massively to your company’s outgoings, which is always good for business.
While no one really needs food waste, many people desperately need food. It may not always be the case that you have leftover food that’s fit for consumption, but if you do, it goes a long way to helping people in need. Sending your business’s excess food to shelters, food banks, or charities is a fantastic way to fulfil your business’s social responsibility while benefiting the environment. However, it’s worth noting that organisations cannot accept food unfit for consumption. With that said, it’s the ‘use by’ date you should keep an eye out for, as expired ‘best before’ dates are acceptable. By making an effort to use more efficient food waste management practices, you’ll be actively diverting waste away from landfills. Therefore making a positive impact on your community, locals, the environment, and those in need.
Business Reputation & Growth
If you’re not too fussed about the environmental, financial, or social benefits of food waste management/recycling (we hope you are) — what about business reputation and brand growth? An effective food waste recycling service and strategy is a brilliant way to appeal to potential clients’ environmental ideologies. As more and more consumers opt for eco-friendly purchases and practices, businesses also want to reflect this. Boosting your business’s environmental efforts, no matter how substantial, helps you to promote yourself as the ideal choice for your target audience and works wonders as a marketing tool.