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Scotland has a target to reduce food waste by 33% by 2025. In 2013 it produced 1.35 million tonnes of food waste at a big cost to the economy and to businesses. It is estimated that 166 million pounds could be saved through food waste prevention in the hospitality and food services sector alone.
To support businesses to cut out food waste and save money, ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland, will be organising Food Waste Prevention Week - a week of training, events and workshops to be held between 20 - 23 February 2018.
The events are organised by experts from Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Scotland programme, as part of a nationwide drive to reduce food waste. Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficiency Programme is developed to help small and medium sized businesses become more efficient. Since the programme began in 2013, it has helped organisations in Aberdeenshire to identify over 1 million pound worth of yearly savings by reducing waste and cutting energy and water bills.

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