Did you know that leading studies have shown a return on investment of 14:1 if you take action on throwing less food away? 

‘Your Business is Food, don't throw it away’* is a campaign to help food businesses save money and boost profits by throwing away less food. ‘Your Business is Food’ aims to support food businesses with simple steps and handy resources to reduce the amount of food thrown away and help staff learn good practice.

We have a range of free resources available for you to use to support the campaign, which are easily adaptable to use in your own communications with business partners. Food waste can be generated across the business. It can occur at purchasing, storage and preparation, and through leftovers on customers’ plates. And what’s thrown away includes not just food, but also staff time and disposal costs.

It’s easier to throw away less food than you might think, and with ‘Your Business is Food it couldn’t be simpler. What’s more, it’s a win-win all round for your business:

  • You’ll save money on purchasing and waste disposal costs.
  • Less food thrown away means more profit and reduced operating costs.
  • Reducing the amount of food you throw away helps the environment.

Get a head start and work out how you can take action to make savings now.


*‘Your Business is Food, don’t throw it away’ has been developed by WRAP under the Courtauld Commitment 2025.



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